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    Learners shine the light of a laser pointer through sheets of fabric that all have a different number of threads per inch. By looking at the patterns created, learners calculate the wavelength of...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 11 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    Learners experiment to see which colors of light will cause a phosphorescent (glow-in-the-dark) material to glow. Different colors of light have different wavelengths, and different amounts of...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 11 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    Learners use compasses to detect the magnetic field created by current moving through a wire. This is one of four activities learners can complete related to PhysicsQuest 2008. Each activity gives...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 11 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    In this math lesson, learners predict and simulate the likelihood of an event occurring. Using an inflatable globe of the earth, learners simulate where a UFO would impact with the surface of the...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 11 45 to 60 minutes
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    In this math lesson, learners record and graph plant growth and interpret data. Learners plant seeds, and once the seeds sprout, record the change in height of the plants for several days. They...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 11 1 to 4 weeks
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    In this activity (located on page 9 of the PDF), learners are introduced to Aesop's fable, "The Crow and the Pitcher." In the story, a clever crow drops pebbles into a pitcher to...

    free Ages 6 - 11 45 to 60 minutes
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    In this activity on page 13 of the PDF, learners use a laser pointer (with known wavelength of light) to measure the thickness of a human hair. By shining the laser on a hair, analyzing the...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 11 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    Learners examine the properties of light by experimenting with an LED-flashlight and polarizing filters. When two polarizers are used, they block all light when they are placed at right angles....

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 11 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    Learners drop two different masses of play dough and observe how long it takes them to hit the ground. Learners also drop two pieces of paper of the same material and size, one crumpled and one...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 11 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    In this activity on page 8 of the PDF, learners make three of Harry Potter's essential school supplies: quills, ink, and color-changing paper. Learners use supplies from the grocery store to...

    $10 - $20 per student Ages 8 - 14 1 to 7 days

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