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    The Exploratorium
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    In this design and physics challenge, learners construct a cylindrical wing, fly it, make modifications, and determine how the changes affect flight patterns. This activity introduces learners to...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 8 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    Science Museum of Minnesota
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    Experiment with friction and make bearings for a whirligig! This activity is a nice introduction to friction and bearings and demonstrates why bearings are useful for spinning. A related video show...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - 11 10 to 30 minutes
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    Institute of Physics
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    In this demonstration about momentum, use physics to distinguish between a hard-boiled egg and a raw egg without cracking them open. Learners will discover that hard-boiled eggs are much easier to...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 4 - adult Under 5 minutes
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    In this activity, learners create a tiny electric, motorized dancer. Learners use the interactions of magnetism and electric current to make a wire spin, while displaying the Lorentz Force in...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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    WGBH
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    Learn how to make and fly a paper helicopter! This simple activity includes a template (for the copter "blades") and instructions for folding, flying, and testing designs. Students will...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - 11 10 to 30 minutes
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    Twin Cities Public Television
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    In this activity (on page 2 of the PDF), learners will see the illusion of colors produced by a rotating black and white image known as Benham’s Disk. They will experiment with rotation direction...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    You may have tried to throw a curveball or a slider, or even a screwball, with an ordinary baseball and found it difficult to do. In this activity, learners use a Styrofoam ball to more easily...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 8 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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    American Physical Society
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    Learners examine what happens when a tube spins in two directions at once. They push on a cardboard tube causing it to spin along its length while at the same time turning from end-to-end. Markings...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 11 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    WGBH
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    In this design challenge activity, learners build a tower that’s at least 12 inches high with two or more parts that move (spin, sway, or flap) in the wind. This art meets construction activity...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this activity, a spinning bicycle wheel resists efforts to tilt it and point the axle in a new direction. Learners use the bicycle wheel like a giant gyroscope to explore angular momentum and...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 11 - 18 10 to 30 minutes

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