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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.

    Ages 6 - 18
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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....

    Ages 6 - 11
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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...

    Ages 6 - 11
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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,...

    Ages 6 - 14
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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...

    Ages 6 - 14
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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,...

    Ages 6 - 14
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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...

    Ages 11 - 18
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    In this activity, learners use simple tools to build a bookshelf with a built-in bookend. In doing so, learners explore the impact of friction as well as how the properties of materials are key to...

    Ages 11 - 18
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    In this activity, learners construct three optical illusion toys to examine how our brains play tricks on what we see. Learners use simple materials to build a Circle Spinner, Thaumatrope, and...

    Ages 6 - 18
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    In this activity, learners use simple materials and basic tools to construct a special toy to explore pendulums. As the head of the toy bobs one way, the eyeballs bob the other way. This lesson...

    Ages 8 - 18

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