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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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    In this activity, learners explore sound by constructing their very own instruments using PVC pipes, soda bottles, and a straw. Note: this activity requires the use of a drill and drill bits, not...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 6 - 11 45 to 60 minutes
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    In this up-cycling activity, learners recycle plastic bags and repurpose them into useful wallets. Learners cut and iron grocery bags into new shapes and designs so that they can be reused as...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 4 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    In this chemistry activity, learners transform two ingredients (4% polyvinyl alcohol solution and 4% borax solution) into gooey slime. Use this activity to introduce learners to polymers, cross...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 6 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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    In this activity, learners build cars using syringes and water-powered hydraulics. Learners construct the car frame out of cardboard and set up a hydraulic system to raise and lower the car. Use...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    In this activity, learners build a cuica or chirping bird using straw, string, and a bottle cap. Use this activity to explore the interplay of motion and sound.

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 11 10 to 30 minutes
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    In this meteorology activity, learners build weather vanes using straws, paperclips, and cardstock. Learners will explore wind and air resistance as well as how weather vanes are used to understand...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    Cool off in the heat with this project! Learners use simple materials to build a fan that runs on a motor. This activity introduces learners to circuits and switches as well as conduction and...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 8 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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    In this activity, learners explore sound by constructing a simple piano out of wood and craft sticks. Use this activity to demonstrate principles of sound including vibration, pitch, tone,...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 11 30 to 45 minutes
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    In this activity (posted on March 12, 2011), learners follow the steps to construct a spectroscope, a tool used to analyze light and color. First, learners use relatively simple materials to...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 18 45 to 60 minutes

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