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    The Exploratorium
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    In this activity, learners use a laser pointer and two small rotating mirrors to create a variety of fascinating patterns, which can be easily and dramatically projected on a wall or screen. In...

    Over $20 per group Ages 11 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    COSI
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    In this activity about potential and kinetic energy, learners get to roll a can across the floor and then watch it roll back to them as if by magic. This activity is always great for looks of...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 11 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    Perkins School for the Blind
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    This activity was designed for blind learners, but all types of learners can explore means of physically separating a mixture using dissolving, filtration, and evaporation. Separating a sand/salt...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 11 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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    Lawrence Hall of Science
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    In this outdoor activity, learners design devices that will catch prey or gather plants. After testing their devices, learners investigate the food-gathering adaptations of animals in their...

    Over $20 per group Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
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    In this activity (p.8-9 of PDF), learners investigate the evolution of wheat by conducting sedimentation tests on different flours. The evolution of wheat from wild grasses demonstrates the...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - adult 10 to 30 minutes
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    American Chemical Society
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    In this activity, learners add objects and substances to carbonated water to discover that added objects increase the rate at which dissolved gas comes out of solution. Learners are then challenged...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    Twin Cities Public Television
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    This activity (located on page 3 of the PDF) is a full inquiry investigation into tree growth rates. Groups of learners will count tree rings to determine each tree’s age. A thorough sample of...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    Children's Museum Of Houston
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    In this activity, learners create a toy that demonstrates the First Law of Thermodynamics or the Law of Conservation of Energy. By stretching the rubber band on the toy differently, learners...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 8 - 14 5 to 10 minutes
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    University of Washington
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    In this activity (7th activity on the page), learners use their sense of hearing to find a "sound match." Learners shake containers filled with items like dry seeds, sand, beans, etc. and...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 4 - 14 5 to 10 minutes
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    Twin Cities Public Television
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    This is a quick activity (on page 2 of the PDF) that illustrates how nanoscale structures, so small they're practically invisible, can produce visible/colorful effects. Learners will use clear...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes

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