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    Worcester Polytechnic Institute
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    Learners explore the field of civil engineering by making a bridge using spaghetti as their primary building material. Then they test their bridges to see how much weight they can carry before...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 11 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    Worcester Polytechnic Institute
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    Learners work in pairs to create three simple types of bridges, a beam bridge, an arch bridge, and a suspension bridge. They will observe how the bridges work under load and discover why engineers...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 11 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    Twin Cities Public Television
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    This is a quick activity (located on page 2 of the PDF) about surface tension. Learners will predict how many pennies can be placed in a full glass of water before it overflows. Water has a...

    free Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    New York Hall of Science
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    In this activity exploring liquid dynamics, learners design and build a clay channel in a tray of water and then see what happens when food coloring and liquid soap are added to the mix. The...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 6 - 11 5 to 10 minutes
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    Worcester Polytechnic Institute
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    In this physical activity, two lines of learners link hands and arms to model a beam subject to various loading schemes. They discover how inter-atomic forces react to the five fundamental load...

    free Ages 11 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    Twin Cities Public Television
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    This is a quick activity (on page 2 of the PDF) about the forces of gravity and surface tension and how their behavior is influenced by size. Learners will fill a normal sized cup and a tiny cup...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 8 - 14 5 to 10 minutes
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    IEEE
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    In this activity, learners design, build, test and redesign a display tower that will meet a specific set of criteria and constraints. Learners apply the engineering design process to solve the...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 18 2 to 4 hours
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this activity, learners build bridges out of newspaper and tape to explore how structures are designed to bear loads. Learners adjust and modify their designs to accommodate a certain amount of...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 4 - 11 2 to 4 hours
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    Integrated Teaching and Learning Program, College of Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder
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    Learners build structures from spaghetti and marshmallows to determine which structures are able to handle the greatest load. Their experiments help them to further understand the effects that...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 11 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this activity, learners build large-scale structures and cantilevers in a series of "building out" challenges with garden poles and tape. In doing so, learners will experience many of...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 6 - 14 2 to 4 hours

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