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    In this activity, learners transform everyday milk into small plastic figurines and jewelry. Use this activity to introduce learners to monomers and polymers. Note: this activity requires adult...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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    In this activity, learners create a traditional Mexican noisemaker (a matraca) using cardboard, craft sticks, and a wooden dowel. Use this activity to introduce learners to musical instruments,...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    In this activity, learners construct three math puzzles out of simple materials like wood, string, and Styrofoam. The first two puzzles, called "Remove the Loop" and "Two Washers,...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    Learners use shop tools and various materials to construct a magnetic spinner and a compass. Learners blow on the spinner directly or through a straw, and will be amazed as it continues to spin,...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    In this activity, learners build inexpensive kaleidoscopes using transparency paper and foil (instead of mirrors). Use this activity to introduce learners to concepts related to optics, light,...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    In this activity, learners build a hot air balloon using just a few sheets of tissue paper and a hair dryer. Use this activity to demonstrate how hot air rises due to density and how the volume of...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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    In this activity, learners create improbable looking structures using craft sticks and bamboo skewers. The three structures that learners construct include "Dancer on the Table" (a...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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    In this activity, learners create a mind and math puzzle that requires a three-dimensional solution. Learners use tools including a drill and glue gun to construct the puzzle out of wood, rope, and...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    In this activity, learners build mini catapults using paint paddles and a spoon. Use this activity to introduce learners to forces and projectile motion.

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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    In this activity, learners build a figure that moves and "comes to life" when they pull its string. This engineering activity introduces learners to simple machines, specifically levers,...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 14 1 to 2 hours

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