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    WGBH
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    In this engineering activity (page 3 of PDF), young learners investigate how a pole can be made stable by “planting” its base in the ground or adding supports to the base. First, learners observe...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 4 - 8 30 to 45 minutes
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    Pratt School of Engineering, Duke University
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    Learners design and create musical instruments from common objects; their challenge is to create an instrument that can make three different tones. They investigate how energy is transferred from...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    PBS
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    In this math lesson, learners determine and compare the rate of descent of various learner-constructed parachutes. Learners construct parachutes that will have maximum hang times. Learners then...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 11 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    American Chemical Society
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    In this activity, learners design a crushing test and discover that identifying and controlling the variables may be difficult. Although the crushing test will not give conclusive results, it is a...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this activity, learners investigate the relative growth of lengths, areas, and volumes as cylinders are scaled up. Learners connect their experience with cylinders to the world outside the...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
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    This is an activity about dinosaurs, fossils, and the work of paleontologists. Learners use hand tools (paint brushes, scoops, and sifters) to unearth fossil specimens in tubs of birdseed. This...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 4 - 6 10 to 30 minutes
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    Integrated Teaching and Learning Program, College of Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder
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    Learners build a simple aneroid barometer to learn about changes in barometric pressure and weather forecasting. They observe their barometer and record data over a period of days. This activity...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 14 1 to 4 weeks
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    Community Science Workshop Network
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    In this activity, learners explore force and motion by constructing cardboard cars that are propelled by balloons. Learners can experiment with balloons of various sizes and shapes to change the...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 11 45 to 60 minutes
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    Lunar and Planetary Institute
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    In this activity, learners work in pairs to measure each other's ankles with lengths of string. Learners make measurements both before and after lying on their backs with their feet in the air...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 5 to 10 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this activity, learners explore the "nuts and bolts" of gene chips. Learners construct a simple model of a DNA microarray (also known as gene chips) and learn how microarrays can be...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 14 - 18 45 to 60 minutes

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