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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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    Institute of Physics
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    In this indoor or outdoor demonstration, use a large and small ball to illustrate conservation of energy and momentum. Learners will compare how high the balls bounce when bounced individually or...

    free Ages 4 - adult Under 5 minutes
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    WGBH
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    In this activity, learners make some music by constructing a kazoo out of a simple plastic drinking straw. Use this activity to explore sound, vibrations, and music. Learners can experiment with...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - 11 Under 5 minutes
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    Colorado State University
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    This is a quick, yet dramatic activity/demonstration that introduces learners to the concept of energy transfer. A small ball is placed on top of a large ball and both are dropped together. The...

    free Ages 6 - 14 Under 5 minutes
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    Institute of Physics
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    In this demonstration, adult learners create a lava lamp using beer and nuts! Use this pub-themed activity to demonstrate the effects of buoyancy and bubbles. For younger audiences, substitute any...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 4 - adult Under 5 minutes
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    NOAA
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    In this quick activity, learners use a toaster to investigate the source for the Earth's wind. Learners hold a pinwheel above a toaster to discover that rising heat causes wind. Use this...

    free Ages 4 - 14 Under 5 minutes
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    Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
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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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    Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
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    Learners write their initials by applying different clear "magic ink" solutions to separate pieces of paper and then "develop" the inks with other clear solutions. One "...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 14 - adult Under 5 minutes
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    Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
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    Learners observe glow-in-the-dark objects in a homemade light-proof box. Objects can include glow sticks, glow-in-the-dark toys, and toys with fluorescent paint. The box is built with a black light...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 6 - adult Under 5 minutes
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    Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
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    Learners experiment with a piece of Silly Putty® by stretching, bouncing, and snapping it. They then create flubber, a similar substance, by mixing diluted glue and a solution of sodium borate....

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 6 - adult Under 5 minutes

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