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    In this activity, learners construct bug models that "jitter" all over the table with just a battery, motor, and counterweight. Use this hands-on activity to facilitate inquiry and...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 8 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    Use geometry, a ruler, and a steady hand to create these amazing unfurling paper folds! Be sure to check out Simon Guest's folded "super structure" link, and to see great paper...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 8 - adult 1 to 2 hours
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    Experiment with friction and make bearings for a whirligig! This activity is a nice introduction to friction and bearings and demonstrates why bearings are useful for spinning. A related video show...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - 11 10 to 30 minutes
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    This activity requires a Pico Cricket (tiny computer). In this activity, learners will build a painting machine out of house hold materials, like a cereal box and some thread, use Lego parts to...

    Over $20 per group Ages 8 - 18 4 to 24 hours
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    This resource contains ideas and brief instructions on how to build animals out of construction paper and other simple materials. Included are tips on how to roll, fold, and cut paper to make...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 6 - 11 10 to 30 minutes
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    Make two firefly lanterns, then program them to blink to one another and change colors. Learn to program a Pico Cricket (micro-controller) to communicate with other Pico Crickets using infrared (IR...

    Over $20 per group Ages 8 - adult 2 to 4 hours
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    In this game, learners create flash cards with an image on one side (of an animal, for example) and the sound that animal makes on the other. The object of this game is to use your mouth and your...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 6 - adult 10 to 30 minutes
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    Break open that used musical toy and squish some Play-Doh over the circuit boards, and you will hear some weird and distorted sounds the manufacturer never intended! In this activity learners...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 4 - adult 45 to 60 minutes
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    From this How To slide show, you create an Audio Tape Bow that can play distorted audio sounds by running it across a tape head. Learners will open up cassette tapes and used tape players to see...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - adult 45 to 60 minutes
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    Learn about friction and kinetic energy with this cool spinning toy. The designer of this activity, an artist named Vollis Simpson, made his whirligig from old beer cans, but we can make ours out...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 11 45 to 60 minutes

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