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    American Physical Society
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    Learners build a small rocket using a matchstick and a piece of aluminum foil. A second, lit match launches the match rocket. This activity involves fire; adult supervision required.

    free Ages 11 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    New York Hall of Science
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    Test the buoyancy of an aluminum foil boat and an aluminum foil ball. Why does the same material in different shapes sink or float? This activity explores the fact that the amount of water pushed...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 4 - 11 10 to 30 minutes
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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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    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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    The Exploratorium
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    This activity (aka "snack") provides instructions for discovering your blind spot. It is an exploration of light and visual perception using simple materials you may have around the house.

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 11 - 14 10 to 30 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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    WGBH
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    In this activity, learners construct a playable kazoo from inexpensive materials. They will experience how vibration creates sound waves and music. Changing the materials their kazoo is made of,...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 6 - 11 10 to 30 minutes
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    The Science House
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    In this chemistry activity, learners use common chemicals and metals to explore single replacement reactions. Learners will record any color changes or gas production for each reaction as well as...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 11 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    An ordinary camera has a lens that makes an image on film. In a pinhole camera, a small hole replaces the lens. This activity provides instructions for recycling a potato chip can to make your own...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 18 10 to 30 minutes

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