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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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    In this activity, learners use a laser pointer to project a microscopic image of a liquid sample suspended from the tip of a syringe. This activity includes step by step instructions with helpful...

    Over $20 per group Ages 14 - adult 30 to 45 minutes
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    In this activity, learners use ABS pipe and an air leaf blower to make a strong shooting machine. This model utilizes Bernoulli's principle to create an area of low air pressure so that ping...

    Over $20 per group Ages 11 - adult 1 to 2 hours
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    In this activity, learners take apart a used zinc-carbon dry cell battery. Besides making for an interesting lesson in electrochemistry, taking apart a spent D-cell also allows learners to salvage...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 11 - adult 45 to 60 minutes
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    In this activity, learners build a miniature wind tunnel to measure force. Learners construct the model out of Lexan plastic, a fan, and a precise digital scale. When wind pushes against a model...

    Over $20 per group Ages 11 - adult 2 to 4 hours
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    In this activity, learners extract DNA from their own cheek cells, then create a rudimentary DNA profile similar to those seen on crime scene dramas. This step by step guide includes instructions...

    Over $20 per group Ages 11 - adult 1 to 7 days
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    In this activity, learners create a "Jam Jar Jet" based on Francois Reynst's discovery of a pulsejet engine, which uses one opening for both air intake and exhaust. Learners will be...

    $10 - $20 per student Ages 14 - adult 2 to 4 hours
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    In this chemistry meets cooking activity, learners make carbonated, vanilla ice cream using dry ice and denatured ethanol, which are both inexpensive and accessible. This process to make ice cream...

    Over $20 per group Ages 8 - adult 45 to 60 minutes
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    Agriculturalists have long considered mushroom growing a challenge, largely because you need a piece of benchtop equipment known as a laminar flow hood. In this activity, learners make their own ...

    Over $20 per group Ages 11 - adult 1 to 4 weeks
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    In this activity, learners make a small batch of biodiesel that will work in any diesel engine. Learners use an old juice bottle as a "reactor" vessel to chemically process vegetable oil...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 14 - adult 1 to 7 days

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