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    Science Museum of Minnesota
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    Use a Pico Cricket (micro-controller) to animate your art! You can program a Pico Cricket to make your art spin, light up, or make music. This activity contains many helpful links that explain how...

    Over $20 per student Ages 8 - adult 2 to 4 hours
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    This is a simple activity for learners to create a traditional musical instrument. Pan Pipes have developed all over the world in different cultures, from South America to Greece and China. They...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - adult 45 to 60 minutes
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    NISE Network
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    This activity introduces learners to the structure and properties of carbon nanotubes. Visitors learn how the carbon atoms are arranged in a carbon nanotube, and that nanotubes are extremely strong...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 6 - adult 10 to 30 minutes
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    Polymer Science Learning Foundation
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    In this activity, learners discover that some plastics will shrink when you get them hot. Learners bake polystyrene in a regular oven and discover what happens. Safety note: Learners need an adult&...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 4 - adult 10 to 30 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this activity, learners explore electronics and motion by making a Scribbling Machine, a motorized contraption that moves in unusual ways and leaves a mark to trace its path. It’s made from...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 11 - adult 1 to 2 hours
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    Margaret Pezalla-Granlund, a Minnesota artist, came up with this really fun and surprising activity using graphite from a pencil, connected with a Pico Cricket to tell a story: "The first time...

    Over $20 per group Ages 8 - adult 2 to 4 hours
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    In this activity, learners use chemistry to produce weathered "antiqued" paper with burned edges. Learners first soak white paper in coffee and then apply a charring solution of ammonium...

    $10 - $20 per student Ages 8 - adult 2 to 4 hours
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    NISE Network
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    In this activity/demo, learners are introduced to the connection between medieval stained glass artisans and nanotechnology. Learners discover that the red and yellow colors in stained glass...

    Over $20 per group Ages 6 - adult 10 to 30 minutes
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    Lawrence Hall of Science
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    In this craft activity, learners create a string of cut-out moons and stars. This activity is phrased to encourage a parent and child to look at the Moon every night, and make simple illustrations...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 4 - adult 30 to 45 minutes
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    Build a phonograph record player using a cactus needle, a record, LEGOs gear box, and a piece of paper! This activity uses a Pico Cricket to turn the motor. This is an advanced activity and may...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - adult 45 to 60 minutes

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