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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 write a message in Braille using beans to form the patterns of dots. Learners glue beans in place, and then challenge another learner to read the message. This resource includes a Braille...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    Learners design and build a roller coaster using simple materials. Learners experiment with potential and kinetic energy to get a marble to follow a track into a cup.

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    In this simulation activity, learners act as parts of the circulatory system and discover how it serves as a transport system for food/nutrients, oxygen, carbon dioxide and waste. Learners act as...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 11 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    Learners assemble a hot-air balloon from tissue paper. The heated air (from a heat gun) inside the balloon is less dense than the surrounding air and causes the balloon to float. Use this activity...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 18 30 to 45 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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