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    Pratt School of Engineering, Duke University
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    Learners work in groups to design and build a tower out of balsa wood. As a motivator, they can compete to build a tower with the highest strength-to-weight ratio. Learners draw structurally sound...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 11 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    Children's Museum Of Houston
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    In this activity about problem-solving, learners build a house for the Three Little Pigs using twenty straws and two index cards. Learners then use a fan to simulate a tornado and shake the table...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 11 10 to 30 minutes
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    WGBH
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    In this engineering activity (page 3 of PDF), young learners investigate how a pole can be made stable by “planting” its base in the ground or adding supports to the base. First, learners observe...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 4 - 8 30 to 45 minutes
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    Cornell Center for Materials Research
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    In this activity (pages 3-4), learners investigate the properties of smart materials, which are materials that respond to things that happen around them. This activity explores the properties of...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 8 - adult 10 to 30 minutes
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    WGBH
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    In this engineering activity, young learners investigate multi-level buildings. Learners observe buildings in their neighborhood and then, using simple household materials, create their own multi...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 4 - 6 30 to 45 minutes
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    TERC
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    In this activity, learners create a soil and water model of a single-cell life environment and study living microorganisms. Over a period of many days, learners observe the interaction of soil,...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 18 1 to 7 days
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    Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
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    In this activity, learners create an origami model of DNA, demonstrating its double helix structure. Two templates are available as PDFs: a standard template with the base pairs already colored or...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 8 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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    American Museum of Natural History
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    In this activity, learners make a model of the solid Earth's layers that's good enough to eat! Learners use tasty foodstuffs to simulate Earth's inner core, outer core, mantle, and...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    WGBH
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    In this design challenge activity, learners build a tower that can support a tennis ball at least 18 inches off the ground while withstanding the wind from a fan. Learners will build a sturdy frame...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 8 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    Twin Cities Public Television
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    In this activity (on page 2 of the PDF), learners will discover how the shape of an object, not just its weight, determines whether it floats or sinks. After a ball of aluminum foil sinks in a...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes

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