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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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    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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    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 computer science activity about finite-state automaton (on page 45 of the PDF), learners use a map and choose various pathways to find Treasure Island. They learn that different pathways...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT)
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    Computers store drawings, photographs, and other pictures using only numbers. Through this activity, learners decode numbers to create pictures using the same process that computers use. They can...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    American Association for the Advancement of Science
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    Learners work in groups to build model cars from paper parts. First, each learner builds cars individually and the group times themselves. Then, the group forms an assembly line with each learner...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 8 - 11 10 to 30 minutes
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    National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT)
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    When a lot of people share one network (such as cars using roads, or messages getting through the Internet), there is the possibility that competing processes will create a “deadlock," or an...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    Data in computers is stored and transmitted as a series of zeros and ones. Learners explore how to represent numbers using just these two symbols, through a binary system of cards. When the card&...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    Computers are often used to put lists into some sort of order—for example, names into alphabetical order, appointments or e-mail by date, or items in numerical order. In this activity learners...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 11 - 14 45 to 60 minutes

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