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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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    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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    University of Massachusetts Amherst
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    In this demonstration, learners explore the thermal properties of rubber. Learners investigate whether a rubber band contracts or expands when heated. Learners discover that when rubber is heated...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 14 - adult 10 to 30 minutes
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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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    NISE Network
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    This hands-on activity demonstrates how a material can act differently when it's nanometer-sized. Learners compare the reaction rate of an effervescent antacid tablet that is broken in half...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 6 - adult Under 5 minutes
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    New York Hall of Science
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    In this activity, learners investigate how changing the center of gravity of a balloon affects how it travels. Learners fill a balloon with a little bit of water and insert into an empty balloon....

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 8 - 14 Under 5 minutes
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    NASA
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    This demonstration (on pages 9-11) uses gelatin and lead pellets to model how aerogel, a technology used by NASA spacecrafts, is used to capture comet particles. Instructions are provided on how to...

    Ages 8 - 14
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    Institute of Physics
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    In this physics demonstration, learners will be surprised when a lemon slice appears to magically levitate within a pint glass. This is a simple trick that involves several complex physical...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 8 - adult Under 5 minutes
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    Lunar and Planetary Institute
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    In this activity, dry ice and other items are used to construct a demonstration model of a comet that illustrates the comet nucleus, coma, and tails. This activity introduces learners to the...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 14 30 to 45 minutes

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