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    Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
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    This activity is on page 3 (continued on page 2) of the pdf, part of the Simple Machines Discovery Box. In this fun activity, learners "create" a complex machine by simulating the parts...

    free Ages 4 - 6 10 to 30 minutes
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    Twin Cities Public Television
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    In this engineering activity, learners design and build a mechanical arm to lift a small item. Learners must follow certain design constraints as they build an arm that can lift a paper cup from...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    IEEE
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    In this activity, learners explore the concept of force and how pulleys are used in everyday life to make work easier. Learners examine different uses for pulleys, the impact of multiple pulleys,...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 11 1 to 2 hours
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    Community Science Workshop Network
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    In this physics activity, learners build a toy with a figure that spins around like a gymnast on the high bar. Learners follow step-by-step instructions (with photos) to construct the toy made out...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 8 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    In this activity, learners build a seesaw powered by magnets. Use this activity to demonstrate how a lever is a simple machine and how magnets repel and attract depending on the alignment of the...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    IEEE
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    In this activity, learners explore trebuchet design. Teams of learners construct trebuchets from everyday materials. They then test their trebuchets to determine the farthest distance they can hit...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 11 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    IEEE
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    In this activity, learners explore accuracy and precision. Learners work in teams to design and build a “robotic basketball player” for the World Robot Basketball League (RBL) that can accurately...

    Over $20 per group Ages 8 - 18 2 to 4 hours
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    New York Hall of Science
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    In this lesson, learners develop a robot arm using common materials. Learners explore design, construction, and teamwork, as well as materials selection and use. The robot arm must be at least 18...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    In this activity, learners explore how rescue devices are designed to aid professionals during emergency situations. Learners work in teams of "engineers" to design and build their own...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    Community Science Workshop Network
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    In this activity, learners build mini-basketball courts using cardboard and measuring spoons. Use this activity to introduce learners to catapults, forces, and levers. Note: a drill is used in this...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 6 - 14 30 to 45 minutes

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