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    Learners compare the properties and solubilities of Styrofoam (TM), ecofoam packing peanuts, and popcorn. First, the solubility of each substance is tested in water. A drop of iodine is added to...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 11 - adult Under 5 minutes
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    In this two-part outdoor activity, learners conduct a population census of squirting clams on a beach or mudflat, and investigate the clams' natural history. During the Clam Hooping activity,...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - adult 1 to 2 hours
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    In this activity, learners survey living organisms near where they live or go to school, and create a local field guide. Learners discover the value of conducting long-term observations of an...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 6 - adult 30 to 45 minutes
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    In this activity, learners examine the properties of different seaweeds, investigate what happens when powdered seaweed (alginate) is added to water, and learn about food products made with seaweed...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 4 - adult 10 to 30 minutes
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    Learners combine different plant solutions -- made from fruits, vegetables, and flowers -- with equal amounts of vinegar (acid), water (neutral), and ammonia (base). They compare the color changes...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 11 - adult Under 5 minutes
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    Learners experiment with a commercial photo-sensitive paper (Sunprint® or NaturePrint® paper). They place opaque and clear objects on the paper and expose it to bright light, observing the results....

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 6 - adult Under 5 minutes
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    Learners use a mortar and pestle to extract clove oil from cloves using denatured alcohol. They put this oil on paper, which they can take home. Learners discover that the chemicals that produce...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 14 - adult 5 to 10 minutes
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    In this activity, learners observe mixtures of sand samples glued to note cards, and consider how sand can differ in size, shape, and color, and where it comes from. The goal is to help learners...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 4 - adult 10 to 30 minutes

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