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    In this math lesson, learners use hinged mirrors to discover that regular polygons are composed of triangles tessellating around a center point. Learners then sketch these triangles on paper models...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 8 - 11 1 to 2 hours
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    WGBH
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    In this design challenge activity, learners invent an emergency shelter that can fit a person and is sturdy and quick to build. Learners think about a familiar shape in new ways, brainstorm shelter...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this activity, learners work together to make polygons (many-sided shapes) with string. Learners sit on the floor and hold onto a piece of string slid between their thumbs and index fingers....

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 4 - 8 30 to 45 minutes
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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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    Science Museum of Minnesota
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    Straws and pipe cleaners are terrific materials for building models of pyramids and cubes. Start out building a triangle or square, then make it three dimensional and turn them into pyramids or...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 4 - 11 30 to 45 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    This hands-on activity shows you how to build basic architectural shapes out of toothpicks and gumdrops. Learners explore how different shapes are more stable than others, and are introduced to...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 11 30 to 45 minutes
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    Techbridge
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    In this activity (located on pages 23-24 of the PDF), learners are introduced to structural engineering and encouraged to practice goal-oriented building. Learners work to build the strongest dome...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    Wheels aren't the only things that can "roll" objects that are placed on top of it. Make non-intuitive shapes from cutouts and a compass to demonstrate this.

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - 18 5 to 10 minutes
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    Children's Museum Of Houston
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    In this hands-on activity, learners use toothpicks to build different triangles and squares and then use the toothpicks to build and solve some tricky shape puzzles. This lesson plan contains Texas...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 6 - 11 5 to 10 minutes
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    Children's Museum Of Houston
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    In this activity, learners explore geometry and spatial relationships as they figure out how to arrange tables for a party. Learners use six triangular cut-outs to represent the tables, which must...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 8 - 11 10 to 30 minutes

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