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    Lunar and Planetary Institute
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    In this activity, dry ice and other items are used to construct a demonstration model of a comet that illustrates the comet nucleus, coma, and tails. This activity introduces learners to the...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 14 30 to 45 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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    The Exploratorium
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    In this geology activity learners build a "squeeze box," which allows them to compress layers of sediment. This is a great way to investigate folding and faulting in the Earth. The...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 18 5 to 10 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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    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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    Carleton College
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    This paper describes a working-model demonstration of Ernest Rutherford's 1911 experiment about the nature of atoms. In this demonstration, a model of an atom is constructed inside a sealed...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 11 - adult 45 to 60 minutes
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    American Society for Microbiology
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    Learners observe a model of a cell and its chromosomal DNA made from a plastic egg and dental floss. Use this model to illustrate how much DNA is held in one cell. For comparison, multiple eggs can...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 8 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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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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    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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