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    National Health Museum
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    In this lab, learners experience how dolphins and other echolocating animals use their senses to locate and identify objects without using their sense of sight. To simulate this process, learners...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 14 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    In this activity, learners use bubbles to investigate the structure and unique properties of cell membranes. Bubbles serve as macroscopic models that mimic the cells' phospholipid bilayers....

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 11 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago
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    Learners make slime from white school glue and Borax detergent. The long chain molecules of the white glue become cross-linked by the Borax into a big network. The result is an even larger polymer...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 4 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago
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    Learners act as engineers and design mini submarines that move in the water like real submarines. The submarines must be able to float, sink, and hover steadily without touching the top of the...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago
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    Have fun with additive mixing! Observe what happens when the three primary colors of light--red, green and blue--are mixed together, resulting in white light. This activity works best in a darkened...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago
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    Learners build pan pipes out of drinking straws by cutting them to different lengths. Then, learners make music by blowing across the straws and playing some well-known songs. Use this activity to...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago
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    Learners make a circuit board that has questions and answers. When the correct answer is chosen for a question, a circuit is completed and a light illuminates. Use this activity to introduce...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 8 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago
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    Learners build a can that automatically returns after being rolled away. The can has a rubber band inside that stores energy as the can rolls one direction. The stored energy in the rubber band...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 14 5 to 10 minutes
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    4-H
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    In this engineering/design activity, learners make a kite, fly it, and then work to improve the design. Learners explore how their kite design variations affect flight. Learners can test their kite...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    NCTM Illuminations
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    In this math activity, learners explore the history of the Stomachion (an ancient tangram-type puzzle), use the pieces to create other figures, learn about symmetry and transformations, and...

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

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