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    Smithsonian Center for Education and Museum Studies
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    In this online interactive challenge, learners choose items to represent the Earth or solar system, then determine other items to represent the Moon, or Milky Way based on their relative size. The...

    free Ages 8 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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    Science Friday
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    In this activity, learners watch a video to learn about a couple who built a home out of shipping containers in Brooklyn, New York. Next, learners design and build a 3D scale model of a shipping...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 11 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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    American Museum of Natural History
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    In this activity, learners discover the importance of maps and scale as they work together to create a map of the classroom. The printable four-page PDF handout includes: a series of inquiry-based...

    free Ages 11 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    NASA
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    In this activity, learners explore the relative size of the Sun and Earth as well as the distance between them. Learners estimate the size of the Sun and Earth and then use scaled models to...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 6 - 18 5 to 10 minutes
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    Worcester Polytechnic Institute
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    Groups of learners are provided with a generic car base and an egg. Their mission: design a device/enclosure to protect the egg on or in the car as it rolls down a ramp with increasing slopes....

    Over $20 per group Ages 11 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    The University of Texas McDonald Observatory
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    In this activity, learners explore the relative sizes and distances of objects in the solar system. Without being informed of the expected product, learners will make a Play-doh model of the Earth...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this activity, learners build a tool called an inclinometer that can find the height of any distant object, from a tree to the North Star. Measure the angle of an object with the inclinometer,...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this activity, learners use a string and pair of scissors to find pi in the world all around them. Take the circumference of a round object with string and cut the string to that length. Then,...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 11 - adult 5 to 10 minutes