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    Colorado State University
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    In this demonstration, learners can observe a number of small convection cells generated from a mixture of aluminum powder and silicon oil on a hot plate. This demonstration helps learners...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 8 - 14 5 to 10 minutes
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    Astronomical Society of the Pacific
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    This fun hands-on astronomy activity uses a variety of simple props to help learners understand why they see what they see in a telescope. They will learn about how the eye works, how to use the...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 4 - adult 5 to 10 minutes
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    Science Museum of Minnesota
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    This is a demonstration you can use to show learners how valves and pumps work in concert to move blood through the circulatory system.

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 6 - 14 5 to 10 minutes
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    NASA
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    This interactive demonstration reintroduces learners to three states of matter (solid, liquid, gas), and introduces them to a fourth state of matter, plasma. This activity also explores the...

    Over $20 per group Ages 8 - 14 5 to 10 minutes
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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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    Lunar and Planetary Institute
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    In this activity, learners work in pairs to measure each other's ankles with lengths of string. Learners make measurements both before and after lying on their backs with their feet in the air...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 5 to 10 minutes
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    Computer Science Unplugged
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    This activity about cryptographic techniques illustrates a situation where information is shared, and yet none of it is revealed. A group of learners will calculate their average age without anyone...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 11 - adult 5 to 10 minutes
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    NISE Network
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    This activity/demo introduces learners to aerogel, a glass nanofoam. Learners discover how aerogel is made and how well it insulates as well as learn about aerogel's other unique properties....

    Over $20 per group Ages 6 - adult 5 to 10 minutes
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    Children's Museum Of Houston
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    In this hands-on activity, learners use toothpicks to build different triangles and squares and then use the toothpicks to build and solve some tricky shape puzzles. This lesson plan contains Texas...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 6 - 11 5 to 10 minutes
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    NISE Network
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    This is an activity in which learners will find that they can detect differences in concentration better with their nose (smelling) than with their eyes (seeing). Our sense of smell allows us to...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 4 - adult 5 to 10 minutes

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