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Build a mirrored tube that lets you see around corners and over walls.
Find out why people who love birthday parties should move to Mercury.
You can make a light painting with a light source, a darkened room, and a digital camera.
Explore mechanical elements such as cams, levers, and linkages to create your own moving sculpture.
A Marble Machine is a creative ball-run contraption, made from familiar materials, designed to send a rolling marble through tubes and funnels, across tracks and bumpers, and into a catch at the end.
Scratch Film, also known as Direct Animation, is the process of drawing and scratching designs directly onto film.
This simple paper toy spins through the air like a mini-helicopter!
Using baking soda and vinegar, you can pop a plastic bag with the power of fizz.
Make a fantastic toy that shimmers when you shake it.
Make your own miniature "Lava Lite."
Find out what's inside a floppy disk.
Before there were clocks, people used shadows to tell time!
With a lens, you can bend light to make pictures of the world.
Make amazing architecture with candy and toothpicks
Make a photographic image without a camera!
Meet a kinetic sculptor.
Do hot water and cold water mix?
A do-it-yourself cartoon kit. It's easy to make pictures move!
How many pennies will your bridge hold?
Make very, very, very tiny lightning, anytime you want!
Rub a balloon on your head, then watch a soda can race across the floor!
Spin the bottle to see beautiful swirling shapes
Recycle some cans to make after-dinner music!
An ordinary metal spoon can make some astounding sounds!
Share some secret sounds with a friend.
Ever wonder what you might weigh on Mars or the moon? Here's your chance to find out.
Make a scale model of the Solar System and learn the REAL definition of "space."
Investigate actual images of the Martian surface taken by the rovers Spirit and Opportunity.
The Instruments Aboard the Mars Exploration Rover
Meet the robotic explorers that landed on Mars in 2004, and check out their tools and instruments.
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