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    In this chemistry investigation, learners combine common cooking substances (flour, baking powder, sugar, salt, pepper, oil, water, food coloring) to explore mixtures. Both homogeneous (whole thing...

    $10 - $20 per student Ages 4 - 8 10 to 30 minutes
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    In this kitchen chemistry activity, learners explore the chemistry of crystals by making sugar crystals, consider a common chemical reaction type responsible for the rising of muffins and cake in...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 14 1 to 7 days
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    In this four-part activity, learners explore light and sound through a variety of hands-on investigations. First, learners explore sound waves and observe how sound can travel through other...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    This activity investigates how bark beetles can threaten forests by having learners estimate the number of infected trees from a photo. Learners also think about how pheromones could be used to...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 4 - 8 10 to 30 minutes
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    In this two-part activity, learners explore the properties of liquid crystals, which are responsible for why mood rings change color. In the first experiment, learners will see how liquid crystals...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    Learners observe different light sources, outdoors and indoors, using prism glasses (diffraction glasses) and color filters. Natural light (sun) and artificial light (lamp, candle, LED) sources are...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 4 - 8 10 to 30 minutes
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    In this experiment, learners separate different types of molecules in marker inks (using a technique called "thin layer chromatography"). Learners mark dots at the bottom of a strip of...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 4 - 8 30 to 45 minutes
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    This activity teaches combustion as the interaction of a fuel source and oxygen. A burning candle is observed, then extinguished—first by a glass cup placed over it to cut off the oxygen supply,...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 4 - 8 5 to 10 minutes