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    New York Hall of Science
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    Build a catapult that transforms the potential energy of a twisted rubber band into kinetic energy. Experiment with design variations so that you can hit a target with a projectile.

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 8 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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    Astronomical Society of the Pacific
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    In this activity (on page 5 of PDF), learners use dry ice and household materials to make scientifically accurate models of comets. Learners will investigate the ingredients in comets and how...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 6 - adult 10 to 30 minutes
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    NISE Network
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    In this activity, educators can demonstrate how the nanoscale arrangement of atoms dramatically impacts a material’s macroscale behavior. Learners investigate the structure and properties of four...

    Over $20 per group Ages 6 - adult 10 to 30 minutes
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    University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
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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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    Centers for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence
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    In this activity, learners are introduced to robotic submarines called gliders. Learners make “gliders” from plastic syringes and compare these to Cartesian bottles and plastic bubbles. Learners...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 11 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this geology activity, learners create a model using a mixture of salt and sand inside a CD case. When the case is tilted or inverted, the mixture dramatically sorts into a layered pattern. With...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 11 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    New England Aquarium
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    In this activity, learners make a model of the hot water of a deep sea vent in the cold water of the ocean to learn about one of the ocean's most amazing and bizarre underwater habitats. This...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 8 - 14 5 to 10 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this activity, PVC pipe, plastic water bottles and vinyl tubing are used to make a simple working toilet model. The model shows the role of a siphon in the flushing of a toilet. Educators can...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 18
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    Children's Museum of Indianapolis
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    In this activity, learners explore work, forces, simple machines, and construction. This lesson guide includes simple ways to demonstrate these principles as well as hands-on activities. For...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 4 - 8 1 to 2 hours
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    NOAA
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    In this activity, learners act as the Earth and observe how different angles between the Sun, Earth, and Moon affect the phases of the moon we see each month. Learners work in pairs and make...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 6 - 14 10 to 30 minutes

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