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    In this activity, learners build a mini crank machine to make a bird "fly." This engineering activity introduces learners to automata, rotational motion, cranks and cams. <b>...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 11 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. <b>[Activity is publicly available...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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    In this activity, learners build a seesaw powered by magnets. Use this activity to demonstrate how a lever is a simple machine and how magnets repel and attract depending on the alignment of the...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    In this activity, learners explore how hot and cold water move. Learners observe that temperature and density affect how liquids rise and fall. Learners also discover that although they can't...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 4 - 11 45 to 60 minutes
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    In this activity, learners build a special rolling can that returns back to you when you push it forward. Use this activity to demonstrate the transfer of energy between kinetic and potential...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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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 conduct three experiments to examine temperature, the different stages of the water cycle, and how convection creates wind. These activities can be used individually or...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 4 - 11 45 to 60 minutes
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    In this activity, learners build a cuica or chirping bird using straw, string, and a bottle cap. Use this activity to explore the interplay of motion and sound. <b>[Activity is publicly...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 11 10 to 30 minutes
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    In this meteorology activity, learners build weather vanes using straws, paperclips, and cardstock. Learners will explore wind and air resistance as well as how weather vanes are used to understand...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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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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