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    In this activity, learners build a mini crank machine to make a bird "fly." This engineering activity introduces learners to automata, rotational motion, cranks and cams.

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 11 1 to 2 hours
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    In this activity, learners make homemade journals featuring seashell rubbings. First, learners transfer the texture of a seashell onto a piece of paper using a crayon. Next, learners construct the...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 11 30 to 45 minutes
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    In this activity, learners build a machine made of craft sticks to multiply the levering motion of their hands and create a device that bends and extends. Learners can decorate a pom pom creature...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    In this activity, learners create 3D geometric shapes using straws and pipe cleaners. Learners will discover that only certain combinations of two-dimensional shapes make polyhedrons, or regular...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    In this activity, learners build an old-fashioned paddle boat out of simple materials. Use this activity to introduce learners to potential energy, kinetic energy, Newton's Laws of Motion, and...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    In this activity, learners build their own construction cranes using tongue depressors and pushpins. Learners use simple tools to build the cranes and then have fun operating the crane to scoop and...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    In this activity, learners construct speedy vehicles made out of paper plates and powered by twisted rubber bands. This toy is an excellent demonstration of potential and kinetic energy and how...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    In this activity, learners string a line across the room and build cable cars that can move from on end to the other. Learners construct their cable cars out of wood sticks, motors, and electrical...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    In this activity, learners build and play three math games. In the first game, called "Switcheroo," learners place marbles in holes 1 through 4 and 7 through 10. The goal is to change the...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    In this biology/ecology activity, learners construct a terrarium out of a tennis ball container. This terrarium is unique because it never has to be watered. Learners will enjoy watching their...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 11 1 to 4 weeks

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