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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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    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 set up three different bowls, each with a different mass of oatmeal. Learners monitor the temperature of the oatmeal and find that larger masses take longer to cool. Use this activity to...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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    Learners add salt to ice to chill it lower than its freezing point. This chilled ice can then be used to freeze milk and sugar into ice cream. Learners can experiment by adding different flavors...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 18 5 to 10 minutes
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    Learners attach an egg to a rubber-band bungee cord and drop the egg. By performing a few test drops with an egg and short bungee cord, learners are able to predict how long a bungee cord they...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 8 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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    Learners act as engineers and design mini submarines that move in the water like real submarines. The submarines must be able to float, sink, and hover steadily without touching the top of the...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 8 - 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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    Have fun with additive mixing! Observe what happens when the three primary colors of light--red, green and blue--are mixed together, resulting in white light. This activity works best in a darkened...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    Learners analyze candy-coated sweets using chromatography. Learners use this method to separate the various dyes used to make colored candy. Learners can try this activity with different types of...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    Learners place cut flowers in colored water and observe how the flowers change. The flowers absorb the water through the stem and leaves. By watching the journey of harmless food coloring, learners...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 18 1 to 7 days

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