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    The Exploratorium
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    In this activity, learners build a simple qualitative conductivity tester with a battery, bulb and foil. Then learners use the device to test if a solution, a series of solutions, and a solution...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 11 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    WGBH
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    In this activity, learners make an electroscope out of a foam cup, straw, aluminum pie pan, thread, and foil. Learners use their electroscopes to test for static electricity. Demonstrate electric...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 6 - 11 10 to 30 minutes
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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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    Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago
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    Learners build a solar oven from a cardboard pizza box, aluminum foil and plastic. Learners can use their oven to cook S'mores or other food in the sun. Use this activity to introduce learners...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 8 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    4-H
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    In this activity about electricity, learners imagine that they are out in the wilderness and it is getting dark. Their task is to use the materials supplied to build a simple flashlight. To build...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 11 30 to 45 minutes
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    American Chemical Society
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    In this activity on page 5 of the PDF, learners use their knowledge of energy and batteries to create homemade flashlights. Learners deconstruct a flashlight and use the parts and other everyday...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    NCTM Illuminations
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    In this math activity, learners are challenged to create aluminum foil boats that will hold plastic bears until the boats sink. The lesson serves as a fun, hands-on way to collect data. Data from...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    WGBH
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    In this water activity, learners build boats that float and sink. First, learners listen to the book, "Who Sank the Boat" and practice making predictions throughout the story. Then,...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 4 - 6 45 to 60 minutes
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    Integrated Teaching and Learning Program, College of Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder
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    In a class demonstration, learners observe a simple water cycle model to better understand its role in pollutant transport. When polluted water evaporates, the pollutants remain behind, becoming...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this activity, learners use crayons to draw conclusions about rocks and the rock cycle. Learners form crayons ((which can be "weathered"—heated, compressed and cooled—like rocks) into...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 18 45 to 60 minutes

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