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    In this engineering activity (page 3 of PDF), young learners investigate how a pole can be made stable by “planting” its base in the ground or adding supports to the base. First, learners observe...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 4 - 8 30 to 45 minutes
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    Science Museum of Minnesota
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    Build a pinwheel that works without wind! This activity contains steps on how to build a parachuting pinwheel out of paper, a film canister, and some brads. Throw it off a high place and time how...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 4 - 8 30 to 45 minutes
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    Create airplanes from straws and geometric shapes. Test them out to see how far they can fly, or how accurately they can be aimed. All you need is a straw, two strips of paper, and some tape to...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 4 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    Make a kite out of a garbage bag, shower curtain, painting tarp--anything light, thin, flexible and plastic! This fun activity has step-by-step instructions on how to make a triangle kite or semi...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    In this activity, learners make a parachute out of tissue paper, tape, and string. Then, learners test their parachute to see how many paper clips it can carry. Next, learners design a parachute...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 4 - 11 1 to 2 hours
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    In this activity on page 13 of the PDF, use a special plastic card that has been painted with a chemical that changes color when it is in UV light. Examine how the more UV rays there are, the...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 6 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    National Optical Astronomy Observatory
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    In this international citizen science activity, learners measure their night sky brightness and submit their observations into an online database. This popular program has generated 100,000...

    free Ages 4 - adult 10 to 30 minutes
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    In this activity, learners make a solar oven. Learners witness the awesome power of the sun to make a yummy treat--a chocolate chip cookie!

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 6 - 11 30 to 45 minutes
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    In this activity, learners build a kite out of paper, change it, and try to make it fly even better. With their new knowledge of kite making, students can then go on to create their own kite...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 11 45 to 60 minutes
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    This activity demonstrates the importance of wearing a helmet to protect the brain. An egg is used to symbolize a head with the shell as the skull and the inside of the egg as the brain. One egg is...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 4 - 14 10 to 30 minutes

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