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    Computer Science Unplugged
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    This activity about cryptographic techniques illustrates how to accomplish a simple, but nevertheless seemingly impossible task—making a fair, random choice by flipping a coin between two people...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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    National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT)
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    Data in computers is stored and transmitted as a series of zeros and ones. Learners explore how to represent numbers using just these two symbols, through a binary system of cards. When the card&...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    Computer Science Unplugged
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    In this activity, learners listen to songs and decode hidden messages based on the same principle as a modem. As a final challenge, learners decode the binary messages in a music video. This is an...

    free Ages 6 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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    NASA
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    In this pencil and paper activity, learners work in pairs and simulate how astronomical spacecraft and computers create images of objects in space. Learners will discover the process of how light...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 8 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    Computer Science Unplugged
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    This activity aims to stimulate discussion on the question of whether computers can exhibit “intelligence,” or are ever likely to do so in the future. Learners play a game and try to distinguish...

    free Ages 11 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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    NISE Network
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    In this activity, learners use UV light to transfer a pattern onto a plastic board. The pattern is transferred by placing a mask (a transparency sheet with the pattern) on a plastic board. The...

    Over $20 per group Ages 14 - adult 1 to 2 hours
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    Twin Cities Public Television
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    This activity (on page 2 of the PDF) is a full inquiry investigation into aerial imagery. Learners will use the internet to gather free aerial imagery of nearby points of interest (or use laminated...

    free Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    IEEE
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    In this activity, learners explore how engineers incorporate biometric technologies into products as well as the challenges of engineers who must weigh privacy, security and other issues when...

    free Ages 8 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    Computer Science Unplugged
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    This activity shows learners how computers use numbers to represent pictures. A grid is used to represent the pixels (short for picture elements) of a computer screen. Numbers indicate whether...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - adult 30 to 45 minutes
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    Computer Science Unplugged
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    This magic trick is based on how computers detect and correct data errors. In the trick, a volunteer lays out a 5 x 5 square of identical cards colored on one side, with a random mix of sides...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 8 - adult 30 to 45 minutes

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