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    Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
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    Learners make their own simple slide rules out of paper and learn how they work. The activity starts by having learners make an "adding slide rule," which is not a very practical device...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 8 - adult 10 to 30 minutes
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    Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
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    In this activity about encryption, learners cut out a secret decoder badge from a handout and use it to encode messages to each other. They can also create their own codes that are different from...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 8 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    Learners explore the Bernoulli effect by building an airfoil (airplane wing) and making it fly. They make simple wings out of paper, mount them on rods connected to a base, and test how much lift...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 8 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    In this activity, learners construct a robot-like hand to demonstrate how data is collected when using robotic technology. Educators can use this activity to simulate how NASA uses robotic...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 11 1 to 2 hours
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    Twin Cities Public Television
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    In this robotics activity, learners find ways to express emotions and feelings using only body movements, not facial expressions. Use this exercise to show learners how robot designers and...

    free Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    Learners make a simple battery out of "sandwiches" of aluminum foil, pennies, and a salt water-soaked paper towel. They detect the electricity the battery makes by listening to it on a...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 5 to 10 minutes
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    In this technology activity, learners explore digital imaging and pixels. Learners "transmit" an image to a partner by creating an image on grid paper. Learners then use a code of zeroes...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    In this activity, pairs of learners create an imaginary crime scene. One person leaves the room while the other person moves a few things around. The first person returns and tries to detect all...

    free Ages 6 - adult 5 to 10 minutes
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    National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT)
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    Even fast computers are limited to how quickly they can solve problems. One way to speed things up is to use several computers at once. In this physical activity, learners act as multiple networked...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    In this activity (on page 2 of PDF), learners create a low-tech refrigerator that requires no electricity to keep food from spoiling. It uses only clay pots, one smaller than the other and...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 18 1 to 2 hours

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