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    Computer Science Unplugged
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    This activity explores what it means for a computer to be intelligent and introduces the topic of what a computer program is and how everything computers do simply involves following instructions...

    free Ages 8 - adult 10 to 30 minutes
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    Lawrence Hall of Science
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    This is a web-based activity about insect identification. Learners move the virtual magnifying glass around two different environments and specify which creatures are insects and which are not....

    free Ages 4 - 8 5 to 10 minutes
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    Iridescent
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    In this engineering design challenge, learners make a bubble maze that allows bubbles to move through a series of “on” and “off” switches. As learners work their way through the design process,...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 4 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    Science Museum of Minnesota
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    Put on a pair of gloves and be the conductor of your invisible orchestra! Use the Pico Cricket (micro-controller) light sensor to detect your hand movements, then program the Pico Cricket to play...

    Over $20 per student Ages 8 - adult 45 to 60 minutes
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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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    App Store Independent Developer
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    This application allows the learner to experiment with fluid dynamics outside of the lab. Designed for the iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch, the app creates a small universe in which the user can define...

    Ages 8 - adult
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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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    Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
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    This computer interactive lets you explore the effect of changing the number of colors and resolution of a picture. You can see the picture in high quality (72 dots per inch), low quality (10 dpi),...

    free Ages 6 - adult Under 5 minutes
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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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