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    Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
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    Learners make a simple battery out of "sandwiches" of aluminum foil, pennies, and a salt water-soaked paper towel. They detect the electricity the battery makes by listening to it on a...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 5 to 10 minutes
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    National Health Museum
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    This modeling activity allows learners to discover for themselves what Mendel uncovered in his famous pea experiments. By modeling Mendel's pea experiments, learners will form their own...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 14 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    Twin Cities Public Television
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    In this activity (on page 2 of the PDF), learners will discover how the shape of an object, not just its weight, determines whether it floats or sinks. After a ball of aluminum foil sinks in a...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    New York Hall of Science
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    In this activity, learners will investigate static electricity as they create waterless snow globes. With confetti, a balloon and wool material, protons and electrons will make the confetti "...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    Construct a simple battery that's able to power a small light or motor out of foil, salt water, and charcoal. A helpful video, produced by the Exploratorium, guides you along on this activity.

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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    American Association for the Advancement of Science
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    Learners build a simple solar oven from a shoebox, black construction paper, and aluminum foil. Over the course of a few hours, the oven heats up water enough to brew tea. When learners set up a...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 11 45 to 60 minutes
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    WGBH
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    In this activity, challenge learners to keep an ice cube from completely melting in 30 minutes. Learners engineer a box or wrap to prevent an ice cube from melting. Use this activity to introduce...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 11 30 to 45 minutes
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    American Chemical Society
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    In this activity on page 2 of the PDF, learners test different materials to find out which is the best insulator. Learners use aluminum foil, newspaper, plastic wrap, and wax paper to insulate ice...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    The University of Texas McDonald Observatory
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    In this activity, learners use the Sun's energy to cook marshmallows. Learners construct the solar oven out of simple everyday materials. They experiment to see how the color of the...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this quick optics activity, learners use a dim point of light (a disassembled Mini MagLite and dowel set-up) to cast a shadow of the blood supply in their retina onto the retina itself. This...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 14 Under 5 minutes

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