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    Computer Science Unplugged
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    In this activity, learners conduct a simulation exercise related to public key encryption and try to intercept a message sent between two learners. This activity works with two learners but is most...

    free Ages 11 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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    Computer Science Unplugged
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    In this activity about human interface design issues, learners help the Oompa-Loompas of a great chocolate factory solve different problems. Through this exercise, learners will explore affordance,...

    free Ages 8 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    NISE Network
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    In this activity, learners investigate how inkjet printers produce tiny, precise drops of ink. They examine printed paper with magnifying glasses, see a few demonstrations of how liquids behave...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 4 - adult 10 to 30 minutes
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    Aquarium of the Bay
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    In this activity (page 7 of pdf), learners research tide pool ecosystems, and then create brochures that "advertise" these environments. Working in groups or individually, learners study...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 8 - 11 2 to 4 hours
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    Arizona Science Center
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    In this activity, learners apply the concepts of pixilation and pointillism to the world of biomedical science. They learn how DNA microarrays and supercomputers help in disease detection by...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 11 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    IEEE
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    In this activity, learners explore computer programming and the impact of computers on society. Learners build and test a program to turn a light on and off using an Arduino board. They connect the...

    Over $20 per group Ages 11 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT)
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    Computers store drawings, photographs, and other pictures using only numbers. Through this activity, learners decode numbers to create pictures using the same process that computers use. They can...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    Computer Science Unplugged
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    This activity introduces the idea of "divide and conquer" using a fictitious but serious problem--a pair of dirty socks has accidentally been wrapped in one of the presents that Santa is...

    free Ages 8 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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    Twin Cities Public Television
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    In this activity, learners conduct scientific research on multitasking. Learners determine if multitasking with media while doing homework affects their ability to successfully complete the...

    free Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    When a lot of people share one network (such as cars using roads, or messages getting through the Internet), there is the possibility that competing processes will create a “deadlock," or an...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes

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