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    PBS
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    In this "Sid the Science Kid" activity, learners observe reversible change while thinking about ways to make ice melt. Learners freeze a piece of fruit in an ice cube and then explore...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 4 - 6 2 to 4 hours
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    Pratt School of Engineering, Duke University
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    Each learner chews a piece of gum until it loses its flavor, and then leaves the gum to dry for several days. By weighing the gum before and after chewing, they can determine the amount of mass...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 11 - 14 2 to 4 hours
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    Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
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    In this activity (p.25 of PDF), learners investigate spores. Mushrooms produce millions of spores which are equivalent to the seeds of plants but without the massive food reserves. Spores are so...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 11 - 14 2 to 4 hours
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    Twin Cities Public Television
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    This activity (on page 2 of the PDF) is a full inquiry investigation into dogs' ability (or inability) to see color. Learners conduct an experiment by first performing a control test and then...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 14 2 to 4 hours
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    IEEE
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    In this activity, learners explore how engineers use scales and measures when designing a manufacturing process to ensure that final products are uniform in weight or count. Learners explore...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 11 - 18 2 to 4 hours
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    Optical Society of America
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    In this optics activity, learners discover basic lens-making techniques by using a tennis ball to make a lens out of ice. After the ice freezes, learners will use the lens to magnify images in a...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 14 - adult 2 to 4 hours
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    American Chemical Society
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    In this activity, learners investigate why apples turn brown. Learners discover that lemon juice interferes with the reaction that causes the browning.

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 4 - 11 2 to 4 hours
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    Twin Cities Public Television
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    This activity (located on page 3 of the PDF) is a full inquiry investigation into bird behaviors. Groups of learners will brainstorm a list of possible behaviors to start, then separate into teams...

    free Ages 8 - 14 2 to 4 hours
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this activity, learners build bridges out of newspaper and tape to explore how structures are designed to bear loads. Learners adjust and modify their designs to accommodate a certain amount of...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 4 - 11 2 to 4 hours
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    Twin Cities Public Television
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    This activity (on page 2 of the PDF) is a full inquiry investigation into absorption and reflection of radiant energy. In order to build a house that keeps a dog as cool possible in the heat,...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 14 2 to 4 hours

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