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    Computer Science Unplugged
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    In this puzzle, learners investigate the decisions involved in linking a network between houses in a muddy city. It can lead on to a discussion of minimal spanning tree algorithms for optimizing...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 8 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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    NCTM Illuminations
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    In this math activity, learners will play a game based on the Apache game "Throw Sticks," which was played at multi-nation celebrations. Learners will collect data, investigate the...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    Children's Museum Of Houston
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    In this hands-on activity, learners use toothpicks to build different triangles and squares and then use the toothpicks to build and solve some tricky shape puzzles. This lesson plan contains Texas...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 6 - 11 5 to 10 minutes
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    Children's Museum Of Houston
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    Learn about problem solving and probability by figuring out how to get three items--a cat, a mouse, and a bag of magic beans--across the river safely. Take certain conditions into consideration...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 8 - 11 5 to 10 minutes
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    Children's Museum Of Houston
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    In this game, learners strategize to be the first player to make three in a row. This game is similar to the classic Tic-Tac-Toe game, but learners slide game pieces along lines, instead of filling...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 8 - 11 5 to 10 minutes
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    Twin Cities Public Television
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    This activity (on page 2 of the PDF) is a full inquiry investigation into tug-of-war physics. Groups of learners will test two tug-of-war strategies. Which is better: a team of a few big kids or...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 14 2 to 4 hours
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    NCTM Illuminations
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    In this math game, learners attempt to solve a puzzle involving five dice. By deciphering the non-standard pattern in the dice, learners use problem-solving and strategy skills. This lesson guide...

    free Ages 8 - 11 45 to 60 minutes