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    Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
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    In this activity (p.8-9 of PDF), learners investigate the evolution of wheat by conducting sedimentation tests on different flours. The evolution of wheat from wild grasses demonstrates the...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - adult 10 to 30 minutes
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    University of Massachusetts Amherst
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    In this demonstration, learners explore the thermal properties of rubber. Learners investigate whether a rubber band contracts or expands when heated. Learners discover that when rubber is heated...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 14 - adult 10 to 30 minutes
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    NISE Network
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    This is a demonstration about how nature inspires nanotechnology. It is easily adapted into a hands-on activity for an individual or groups. Learners discover that lotus leaves are self cleaning...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 6 - adult 10 to 30 minutes
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    Astronomical Society of the Pacific
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    This fun hands-on astronomy activity uses a variety of simple props to help learners understand why they see what they see in a telescope. They will learn about how the eye works, how to use the...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 4 - adult 5 to 10 minutes
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    NISE Network
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    This hands-on activity demonstrates how a material can act differently when it's nanometer-sized. Learners compare the reaction rate of an effervescent antacid tablet that is broken in half...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 6 - adult Under 5 minutes
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    Institute of Physics
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    In this physics demonstration, learners will be surprised when a lemon slice appears to magically levitate within a pint glass. This is a simple trick that involves several complex physical...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 8 - adult Under 5 minutes
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    Lawrence Hall of Science
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    In this activity, learners look at and touch marine animal skulls to compare them and think about what they eat. The activity is written for a museum, but can be done anywhere there are marine...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 4 - adult 10 to 30 minutes
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    Make
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    In this activity, learners build a "pneumatic trough," a laboratory apparatus used for collecting pure gas samples over water. After building this device, learners can put it to use and...

    $10 - $20 per student Ages 14 - adult 30 to 45 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this hands-on activity, learners make the world's simplest Cartesian diver, using only a plastic bottle, some water, and a condiment packet. A Cartesian diver is a classic science...

    free Ages 6 - adult 5 to 10 minutes
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    Computer Science Unplugged
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    This activity about cryptographic techniques illustrates a situation where information is shared, and yet none of it is revealed. A group of learners will calculate their average age without anyone...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 11 - adult 5 to 10 minutes

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