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    The Exploratorium
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    In this demonstration, learners watch as a device drops a ball into a cup without touching the ball or cup, even though the ball and cup are virtually side-by-side. Specifically, this device...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 11 - 18 5 to 10 minutes
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    University of Wisconsin-Madison
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    In this investigation, learners plant seeds in a 2-liter bottle filled with soil that is connected to a water source below. Over the next few weeks, learners observe how the plants grow. The...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 4 - 14 1 to 4 weeks
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    This activity guide includes instructions on how to build a "Shake Table" by mounting an eccentric mass (off center) on the shaft of a small dc motor. Learners use this table to simulate...

    Over $20 per group Ages 11 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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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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    In this activity, learners create and experiment with wind tubes. These tubes are a playful and inventive way to explore the effect that moving air has on objects. Construction uses everyday...

    Over $20 per group Ages 4 - adult 1 to 2 hours
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    University of Wisconsin-Madison
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    Learners make kimchee or sauerkraut, which is really just fermented cabbage, in a 2-liter plastic bottle. The fermentation process takes from 3 days to 2 weeks to complete, and learners measure the...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 4 - 14 1 to 4 weeks
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    In this activity, learners explore how different deodorants work. Learners treat agar plates with different types of deodorants and compare the bacteria growth on the plates to the control sample.

    $10 - $20 per student Ages 11 - 18 1 to 7 days
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    Pratt School of Engineering, Duke University
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    Historically, sea floor mapping (bathymetry) was done by soundings. Soundings are taken by dropping a weight with a pre-measured rope off the side of the boat and noting the measurement on the rope...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 11 - 14 2 to 4 hours
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    Science Museum of Minnesota
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    In this game, learners create flash cards with an image on one side (of an animal, for example) and the sound that animal makes on the other. The object of this game is to use your mouth and your...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 6 - adult 10 to 30 minutes
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    Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
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    Learners place their hands on different metals and use an ammeter to monitor the flow of electricity from one metal to another. They become part of a complete circuit, allowing electrons to flow...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 18 5 to 10 minutes

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