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    In this activity, learners investigate the basic crystal structures that metal atoms form. Learners construct models of crystals using Styrofoam balls and learn about hexagonal close packing (HCP)...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 14 - adult 45 to 60 minutes
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    In this activity, learners use pop-beads to understand the characteristics and properties of polymer chains. Learners discover how cross-linked polymers behave differently than non-cross-linked...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 14 - adult 10 to 30 minutes
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    In this activity, learners use three types of cheesy snacks--cheese balls, cheese puffs, and Cheetos--to learn about polymers. This activity introduces learners to basic concepts and vocabulary of...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 14 - adult 30 to 45 minutes
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    In this activity, learners identify different classes of matter based on physical properties. This lab activity introduces the key ingredients of concrete and provides a deeper understanding of the...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 14 - adult 45 to 60 minutes

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