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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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    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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    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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    Science Museum of Minnesota
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    In this activity, learners create a marble maze that contains sensors. As a metal marble triggers the sensors, the Pico Cricket turns on lights or spins motors. This is a great beginning activity...

    Over $20 per student Ages 8 - adult 2 to 4 hours
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    WGBH
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    In this activity, learners use tinfoil to build and test their own boats - which designs will float, and which will sink? Learners must adjust many variables in their boat design to maximize...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - 11 45 to 60 minutes
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    Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
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    Learners work in pairs to design, construct, and test a device that exhibits positive, neutral, and negative buoyancy. They test a number of different objects in water to see if they sink or float....

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 11 45 to 60 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this activity, you'll make an electric motor--a simple version of the electric motors found in toys, tools, and appliances everywhere. The activity includes three short online videos:...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this activity related to magnetism and electricity, learners observe as two parallel, current-carrying wires exert forces on each other. Learners will discover that these forces push the wires...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this activity about electricity, learners produce a spark that they can feel, see, and hear. Learners rub a Styrofoam plate with wool to give it an electric charge. Then, they use the charged...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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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...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes

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