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    The Exploratorium
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    This is an activity that demonstrates how batteries work using simple household materials. Learners use a pickle, aluminum foil and a pencil to create an electrical circuit that powers a buzzer....

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 11 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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    American Association for the Advancement of Science
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    Learners build a simple solar oven from a shoebox, black construction paper, and aluminum foil. Over the course of a few hours, the oven heats up water enough to brew tea. When learners set up a...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 11 45 to 60 minutes
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    Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago
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    Learners build a solar oven from a cardboard pizza box, aluminum foil and plastic. Learners can use their oven to cook S'mores or other food in the sun. Use this activity to introduce learners...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 8 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    IEEE
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    In this activity, learners explore how the process of folding has impacts on engineering and is evident in nature. Learners consider many applications of folding such as parachutes, wings in a...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    Science Museum of Minnesota
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    In this activity, learners create a marble maze that contains sensors. As a metal marble triggers the sensors, the Pico Cricket turns on lights or spins motors. This is a great beginning activity...

    Over $20 per student Ages 8 - adult 2 to 4 hours
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    WGBH
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    In this activity, challenge learners to keep an ice cube from completely melting in 30 minutes. Learners engineer a box or wrap to prevent an ice cube from melting. Use this activity to introduce...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 11 30 to 45 minutes
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    University of Washington
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    In this activity, learners use earthworms as "unknown creatures" from the South American jungle to find out how animals use senses. Learners are given supplies to devise their own...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 8 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    4-H
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    In this activity about electricity, learners imagine that they are out in the wilderness and it is getting dark. Their task is to use the materials supplied to build a simple flashlight. To build...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 11 30 to 45 minutes
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    American Chemical Society
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    In this activity on page 5 of the PDF, learners use their knowledge of energy and batteries to create homemade flashlights. Learners deconstruct a flashlight and use the parts and other everyday...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    NCTM Illuminations
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    In this math activity, learners are challenged to create aluminum foil boats that will hold plastic bears until the boats sink. The lesson serves as a fun, hands-on way to collect data. Data from...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes

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