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    PBS
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    In this math lesson, learners arrange pattern blocks to create tessellations and to explore geometric patterns. Learners first explore making patterns with a variety of pattern blocks. They next...

    free Ages 11 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    Community Science Workshop Network
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    In this activity, learners create 3D geometric shapes using straws and pipe cleaners. Learners will discover that only certain combinations of two-dimensional shapes make polyhedrons, or regular...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    Computer Science Unplugged
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    In this activity, learners help a poor cartographer color in the countries on a map, making sure each country is colored a different color than any of its neighbors. Through this exercise, learners...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 6 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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    In this activity, learners build mini-basketball courts and explore the laws of physics. Learners discover that everything you throw or shoot on earth travels in a parabola. Note: a drill is used...

    $10 - $20 per student Ages 6 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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    Mount Holyoke College
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    In this chemistry activity, learners use thin layer chromatography to determine the molecular composition of different markers. First, they use pure rubbing alcohol as the liquid phase, then...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    Build your own version of a favorite carnival game, in which a marble races down a maze consisting of rows of nails. Use this activity to demonstrate the effects of gravity and Newton's Laws...

    $10 - $20 per student Ages 6 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    Science Friday
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    In this activity related to nanotechnology, learners observe some of the effects that result from creating a thin layer of material several nanometers thick. They also learn about thin film...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 11 - 14 10 to 30 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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    Worcester Polytechnic Institute
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    Learners examine the manufacturing process while they make picture frames from cereal boxes. Although this is a simple project, it gives learners the opportunity to think about and discuss the more...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 11 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    Chicago Children's Museum
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    This great "re-use it" activity will demonstrate how to transform a greeting card into a box. Once constructed, the box can have many uses like holding special notes or keepsakes. This...

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

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