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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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    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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    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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    The Exploratorium
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    Make your own speaker with a magnet, wire, and paper cup! If you have a radio with a headphone plug and an old pair of headphones, this is a great tinkering activity.

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - adult 10 to 30 minutes
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    Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
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    Learners press their fingertip onto a clean Plexiglas sheet. The fingerprints are then revealed as learners dust over the print with fingerprint powder. They can lift their prints with clear tape,...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 6 - adult Under 5 minutes
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    Institute of Physics
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    In this demonstration, learners observe the effects of air pressure. They will watch as marshmallows inside a bottle expand as a vacuum pump removes air from the bottle. The marshmallows will...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 4 - adult Under 5 minutes
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    Astronomical Society of the Pacific
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    This fun and simple hands-on astronomy activity lets learners explore the difference between telescope magnification and resolution. They will learn that observing instruments, whether telescopes...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 4 - adult 10 to 30 minutes
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    Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
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    Learners mix a solution of luminol with hydrogen peroxide to produce a reaction that gives off blue light. Learners discover that some chemical reactions release energy in the form of light, and...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 4 - adult Under 5 minutes
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    Optical Society of America
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    In this optics activity, learners discover basic lens-making techniques by using a tennis ball to make a lens out of ice. After the ice freezes, learners will use the lens to magnify images in a...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 14 - adult 2 to 4 hours
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    Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
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    In this chemistry demonstration, acid rain is simulated in a petri dish. Sodium sulfite (NaSO3) and hydrochloric acid (HCl) are mixed to create sulfur dioxide gas (SO2), which is a common byproduct...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 14 - adult 5 to 10 minutes

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