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    University of Massachusetts Amherst
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    In this demonstration, learners explore the thermal properties of rubber. Learners investigate whether a rubber band contracts or expands when heated. Learners discover that when rubber is heated...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 14 - adult 10 to 30 minutes
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    NISE Network
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    This hands-on activity demonstrates how a material can act differently when it's nanometer-sized. Learners compare the reaction rate of an effervescent antacid tablet that is broken in half...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 6 - adult Under 5 minutes
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    Institute of Physics
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    In this physics demonstration, learners will be surprised when a lemon slice appears to magically levitate within a pint glass. This is a simple trick that involves several complex physical...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 8 - adult Under 5 minutes
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    University of Washington
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    Use this activity (10th on the page) to help learners explore memory and how sometimes your brain makes up its own memories. Learners will read and try to remember the words in list #1. Five...

    free Ages 8 - 18 5 to 10 minutes
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    Institute of Physics
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    In this demonstration, learners observe the effects of air pressure. They will watch as marshmallows inside a bottle expand as a vacuum pump removes air from the bottle. The marshmallows will...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 4 - adult Under 5 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this geology activity, learners create a model using a mixture of salt and sand inside a CD case. When the case is tilted or inverted, the mixture dramatically sorts into a layered pattern. With...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 11 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    University of Washington
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    In this activity (6th on the page), learners investigate how photoreceptors in the eye (rods and cones) "adapt" to low light conditions. Learners sort similar bottle caps in a well-lit...

    free Ages 8 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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    NISE Network
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    This activity/demo introduces learners to aerogel, a glass nanofoam. Learners discover how aerogel is made and how well it insulates as well as learn about aerogel's other unique properties....

    Over $20 per group Ages 6 - adult 5 to 10 minutes
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    Institute of Physics
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    In this physics demonstration, learners will be surprised when a handkerchief holds water in an upside-down glass. They will be especially shocked when you hold the glass over their head and...

    free Ages 4 - adult Under 5 minutes
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    University of Washington
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    This is a quick and simple demonstration about reflexes (second activity on the page). During a discussion about the brain and nervous system, the educator slams a book on a table to create a loud...

    free Ages 4 - 18 Under 5 minutes

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