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    American Museum of Natural History
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    In this experiment, learners float colored ice cubes in hot and cold water. They compare the behavior of the melting ice cubes to understand how temperature is related to ocean currents and how...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 11 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    Centers for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence
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    In this activity, learners explore the concept of density-driven currents (thermohaline circulation) and how these currents are affected by climate change. Learners use colored ice cubes, water,...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - adult 1 to 2 hours
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    Lawrence Hall of Science
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    In this outdoor activity, learners compare the moisture released from different kinds of leaves and from different parts of the same leaf, by observing the color change of cobalt chloride paper....

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    COSI
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    This is a chemistry lab activity about solutions (page 7 of the PDF). Learners see firsthand how chemicals in a solution can combine to form an entirely different substance. They also see physical...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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    In this activity, learners create a sealed, mini ecosystem that supplies freshwater shrimp with food, oxygen, and waste processing for at least three months. Learners will collect water, amphipods,...

    Over $20 per student Ages 8 - 18 1 to 12 months
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    Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
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    Learners investigate how temperature affects the rate of chemical reactions by observing how steel wool reacts with various types of Kool-Aid solutions at different temperatures. The reaction is...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 6 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    American Physical Society
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    Learners experiment with water gel crystals, or sodium polyacrylate crystals, which absorb hundreds of times their weight in water. When in pure water, the water gel crystals cannot be seen....

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 11 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    APSnet
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    In this activity related to plant biotechnology, learners extract DNA from fruit to investigate how it looks and feels. The procedure is similar to what scientists have to do before they can use...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 11 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    NISE NETWORK
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    “Exploring the Solar System: Ice Orbs” is a hands-on activity in which visitors investigate a frozen orb, trying to learn about objects hidden inside. Participants learn that planetary scientists...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    Twin Cities Public Television
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    This activity (located on page 4 of the PDF) is a full inquiry investigation to determine the age of fossils based on where they are discovered. Groups of learners will dig for fossils embedded in...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 14 1 to 2 hours

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