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    New York Hall of Science
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    If you have 3-foot dowels and rubber bands, you can can started on this fun and open design challenge. You can make structures big and small: make it so you can fit your parent into it! You can do...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 8 - adult 10 to 30 minutes
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    The Tech
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    Based of the The Tech Challenge 2015, learners will engage in two mini-design challenges related to seismic engineering. Can be team or individually built, this challenge attempts to "raise...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - adult 30 to 45 minutes
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    Science Museum of Minnesota
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    In this activity, learners make acid/base indicator paper, place the indicator paper on an anthill, disturb a bunch of ants, and then observe what happens! Some stinging insects spray formic acid...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 6 - 11 45 to 60 minutes
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    New York Hall of Science
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    What's a more compelling problem to solve than being stranded on a deserted island? Would you be like the doctor from Gilligan's Island and design your way out of your situation or would...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - adult 30 to 45 minutes
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    Sciencenter
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    Learners are challenged to create solutions that conduct electricity and make a buzzer buzz (or an LED light up). They are given water, salad oil, alcohol, and vinegar as liquids, salt and sugar as...

    Over $20 per group Ages 4 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
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    Learners work in groups to construct bridges using stale marshmallows and toothpicks. They build bridges inspired by various designs, and then test the strength of the bridge by weighting it down...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 11 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
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    In this experiment, learners design and build a model room in a shoebox and furnish it with tiny furniture. Then, learners put the room on a simple earthquake simulator to see what happens to the...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 4 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
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    Learners design, build, and test models of "dragon boats" made from up to three milk cartons. They observe how well the boats can be pulled through water in a homemade testing tank, and...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 4 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
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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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    Science Museum of Minnesota
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    Many common household cleaners are antimicrobials. In this activity, learners will test the effectiveness of several of these agents such as bleach, hand soap, and hand gel on a common strain of...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - adult 10 to 30 minutes

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