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    The Exploratorium
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    This is an activity that demonstrates how batteries work using simple household materials. Learners use a pickle, aluminum foil and a pencil to create an electrical circuit that powers a buzzer....

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 11 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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    American Chemical Society
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    Learners design their own experiment to investigate whether the temperature of the surrounding water affects the rate at which the colored coating dissolves from an M&M. When they conduct their...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 4 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    American Chemical Society
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    Learners design their own experiment to determine which M&M color dissolves the fastest in water. Learners should have a plan to control variables such as type of plate, amount of water,...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 6 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    COSI
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    In this Energy and Environment activity (page 9 of the PDF), learners calculate the mass of a piece of gum, compare it to the mass of the gum's packaging, and then create a bar graph of the...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    BioEd
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    In this food science activity, learners explore digestion and proteins by observing the action of meat tenderizer on luncheon meat. This lesson guide includes background information about digestion...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    NOAA
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    In this activity, learners observe how salinity affects the freezing point of water by making and enjoying ice cream. Pairs of learners will combine ingredients in a plastic bag and then add...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 6 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    American Chemical Society
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    Learners carefully pour vegetable oil, water, and corn syrup in any order into a cup and discover that regardless of the order they are poured, the liquids arrange themselves in layers the same way...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    The Science House
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    In this chemistry activity, learners will separate a mixture of FD&C dyes (colors certified and allowed by the US for the Food, Pharmaceutical, Cosmetics & Personal Care industry) to...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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    Community Science Workshop Network
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    In this activity, learners transform everyday milk into small plastic figurines and jewelry. Use this activity to introduce learners to monomers and polymers. Note: this activity requires adult...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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    Integrated Teaching and Learning Program, College of Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder
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    Learners build structures from spaghetti and marshmallows to determine which structures are able to handle the greatest load. Their experiments help them to further understand the effects that...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 11 - 18 30 to 45 minutes

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