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    Computer Science Unplugged
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    This activity lets learners participate in the process of reconstructing a phylogenetic tree and introduces them to several core bioinformatics concepts, particularly in relation to evolution....

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 8 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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    Computer Science Unplugged
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    This activity introduces the idea that computer scientists measure information by how "surprising" a message is. Learners play the game "20 Questions" and use the number of...

    free Ages 8 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    NASA
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    In this interdisciplinary activity, learners create a Space Weather Action Center (SWAC) to monitor solar storms and develop real SWAC news reports. Learners work in teams to first investigate...

    Over $20 per group Ages 8 - 14 4 to 24 hours
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    Science Museum of Minnesota
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    In this activity, you take regular dominoes, and turn them into conductive switches that can turn on a LEGO RCX block or Pico Cricket (micro controller). LEGO RCX block or Pico Cricket is required....

    Over $20 per group Ages 8 - adult 2 to 4 hours
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    Computer Science Unplugged
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    This activity explores what it means for a computer to be intelligent and introduces the topic of what a computer program is and how everything computers do simply involves following instructions...

    free Ages 8 - adult 10 to 30 minutes
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    Iridescent
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    In this engineering design challenge, learners make a bubble maze that allows bubbles to move through a series of “on” and “off” switches. As learners work their way through the design process,...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 4 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    Science Museum of Minnesota
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    Put on a pair of gloves and be the conductor of your invisible orchestra! Use the Pico Cricket (micro-controller) light sensor to detect your hand movements, then program the Pico Cricket to play...

    Over $20 per student Ages 8 - adult 45 to 60 minutes
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    NISE Network
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    In this activity, learners investigate how inkjet printers produce tiny, precise drops of ink. They examine printed paper with magnifying glasses, see a few demonstrations of how liquids behave...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 4 - adult 10 to 30 minutes
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    Science Museum of Minnesota
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    This is a web page that helps informal educators brainstorm on how to use a Pico Cricket (tiny computer) in an informal activity. Included are examples, inspirational notes and tips from educators,...

    Over $20 per student Ages 8 - adult 2 to 4 hours
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    NISE Network
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    In this activity, learners examine nanoscale structures of common things. Learners flip between macro and nanoscale images of familiar objects to learn about some ways that nanotechnology is...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 4 - adult 5 to 10 minutes

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