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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 add salt to ice to chill it lower than its freezing point. This chilled ice can then be used to freeze milk and sugar into ice cream. Learners can experiment by adding different flavors...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 18 5 to 10 minutes
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    Learners build a solar oven from a cardboard pizza box, aluminum foil and plastic. Learners can use their oven to cook S'mores or other food in the sun. Use this activity to introduce learners...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 8 - 18 45 to 60 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 shred used paper, add water, and blend it into pulp. They then strain and roll the pulp out to make new paper. Learners can experiment mixing different colors of paper and adding items...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 18 4 to 24 hours
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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 build a wind turbine and test it to see how much energy is created. Learners can build a variety of wind blades, test a variety of wind speeds and see what effect these have on the energy...

    Over $20 per student Ages 11 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    Learners attach an egg to a rubber-band bungee cord and drop the egg. By performing a few test drops with an egg and short bungee cord, learners are able to predict how long a bungee cord they...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 8 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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    Learners place cut flowers in colored water and observe how the flowers change. The flowers absorb the water through the stem and leaves. By watching the journey of harmless food coloring, learners...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 18 1 to 7 days

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