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    In this activity, learners build mini catapults using paint paddles and a spoon. Use this activity to introduce learners to forces and projectile motion.

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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    In this activity, learners use oil, water, food coloring and antacid tablets to create a bubbling lava lamp. Use this activity to introduce concepts related to density, hydrophobicity vs....

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 6 - 11 10 to 30 minutes
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    In this activity, learners build simple alarms that they can attach to anything, such as a drawer or doorway. This activity introduces learners to electricity, circuits, and currents. Note: a drill...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 6 - 11 45 to 60 minutes
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    In this activity, learners construct a simple game to test their hand-eye coordination and steadiness of hand. Learners draw face in a small piece of wood, drill indentations in the eyes and nose,...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    In this activity, learners build helicopters and launchers using wooden dowels and scrap paper. Use this activity to explore rotational motion and kinetic and potential energy. Note: this activity...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 6 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    In this activity, learners build a figure that moves and "comes to life" when they pull its string. This engineering activity introduces learners to simple machines, specifically levers,...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    In this activity, learners build unique yo-yos, which spin round and round without moving up and down. Learners can construct their yo-yos out of wood using a saw and drill or more simply, out of a...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 11 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    In this activity, learners build small animated toys that move. This engineering activity introduces learners to automata, simple machines, mechanical advantage, rotational motion, and cranks and...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    In this activity, learners build a carousel toy that spins when pushed down. Use this activity to demonstrate principles of motion including momentum, angular motion, linear motion, and cyclic...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 8 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    In this activity, learners build styrofoam boats powered by twisted rubber bands. Use this activity to introduce learners to potential energy, kinetic energy, Newton's Laws of Motion,...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 6 - 18 1 to 2 hours

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