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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....

    Ages 11 - 18
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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...

    Ages 6 - 14
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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...

    Ages 8 - 14
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    The Science House
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    In this chemistry demonstration, learners investigate the rule "likes dissolve likes" by combining three, immiscible liquids to create a colorful density column. Learners are asked, "...

    Ages 6 - 18
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    BioEd
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    In this activity about combustion and energy, learners observe a burning candle in a sealed jar and the burning of white sugar. The first part of the activity (candle burning) should be conducted...

    Ages 8 - 14
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    Cornell Center for Materials Research
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    In this activity, learners discover the principles of edible glass by making a supersaturated sugar solution. The goal of this activity is to provide an interesting experiment which learners of...

    Ages 8 - adult
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    Bryn Mawr College
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    In this laboratory activity, learners design an experiment to evaluate how environmental factors influence the growth of molds. Suggested questions to investigate include: (1) Does mold grow faster...

    Ages 11 - 18
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    BioEd
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    In this activity, learners create an electrical circuit and investigate how some dissolved substances conduct electricity. Use this activity to explain how the nervous system sends messages as...

    Ages 11 - 14
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    The Science House
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    In this chemistry activity, learners are asked to form a hypothesis about the behavior of milk as household detergents act upon it. Learners will observe a swirling effect occurring between the...

    Ages 8 - 18
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    Polymer Science Learning Foundation
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    In this activity, learners investigate the movement of water into and out of a polymer. Learners test the diffusion of water through gummy bears, which are made of sugar and gelatin (a polymer)....

    Ages 11 - 18

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