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    Learners use chromatography to separate and analyze the mixture of pigments in leaves. Use this activity to discuss photosynthesis as well as why leaves change color in autumn. Safety note: Nail...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    Learners make an instrument that sounds like a turkey. Their fingers rub on the string and the cup amplifies the vibrations, producing sound. Learners experiment to make various sounds.

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - 14 5 to 10 minutes
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    See what happens when plants compete for survival in an area with limited resources. What survives? How is plant quality affected? Any plant that can get more water, nutrients, and sunlight than...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 6 - 18 1 to 4 weeks
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    Learners follow the template to build and fly a paper helicopter. They can attempt many experiments (shortening the blades, adding weight to the helicopter) and see how the flight of the helicopter...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    Learners assemble a figure from a nylon stocking or sock stuffed with soil and seeds. The ends of the nylons inside the jar absorb water, which feeds the grass seeds. The seeds grow to become...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 4 - 11 1 to 4 weeks
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    Learners roll their fingerpads in ink pads, and then press their fingerprints onto balloons. Learners inflate the balloons to produce enlarged versions of their fingerprints. Learners examine their...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 4 - 14 5 to 10 minutes
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    Learners mix vinegar and baking soda together in a bottle to create a chemical reaction. The reaction produces a gas, carbon dioxide, which inflates a balloon attached to the mouth of the bottle....

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 14 Under 5 minutes
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    Perform this classic inertia demonstration to illustrate the transfer of potential energy to kinetic energy. Eggs are placed in cardboard tubes on a thick piece of cardboard, suspended above cups...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 6 - 18 Under 5 minutes
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    Learners make slime from white school glue and Borax detergent. The long chain molecules of the white glue become cross-linked by the Borax into a big network. The result is an even larger polymer...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 4 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    In this activity, learners investigate static electricity using everyday objects at four different stations. Learners explore how various materials including paper, Styrofoam peanuts, rice cereal,...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 6 - 14 10 to 30 minutes

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