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    Colorado State University
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    In this activity, learners simulate the energy transfer between the earth and space by using the light from a desk lamp to warm up a world map placemat. The placemat will warm up, so it will emit...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    Colorado State University
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    In this activity, learners use cheap, thin plastic garbage bags to quickly build a solar hot air balloon. In doing so, learners will explore why hot air rises. Learners can use a hair dryer to...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    NOAA
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    In this activity, learners explore how light and dark colored objects absorb the Sun's radiations at different rates. Learners place one shiny coffee can and one coffee can painted black, each...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 6 - 14 2 to 4 hours
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    Community Science Workshop Network
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    In this meteorology activity, learners build weather vanes using straws, paperclips, and cardstock. Learners will explore wind and air resistance as well as how weather vanes are used to understand...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    The University of Texas McDonald Observatory
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    In this activity, learners use the Sun's energy to cook marshmallows. Learners construct the solar oven out of simple everyday materials. They experiment to see how the color of the...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
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    In this activity (on page 2 of PDF), learners create a low-tech refrigerator that requires no electricity to keep food from spoiling. It uses only clay pots, one smaller than the other and...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    Twin Cities Public Television
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    In this quick activity (page 1 of PDF), learners will use the ever-popular soda geyser experiment to test the reactivity of the various sugar candies or mints. The goal is to set off the highest...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    Iridescent
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    In this engineering design challenge, learners make a bird and then control its flight with attached strings. As learners work their way through the design process, they can upload descriptions and...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 4 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    In this activity, learners perform an experiment to learn about how different types of marine debris degrade and how weather and sunlight affect the rate of degradation. Learners discover that...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 1 to 12 months
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    Community Science Workshop Network
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    In this activity, learners construct speedy vehicles made out of paper plates and powered by twisted rubber bands. This toy is an excellent demonstration of potential and kinetic energy and how...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 18 45 to 60 minutes

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