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    The Exploratorium
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    The Ancient Egyptians used a naturally-occurring salt from the banks of the Nile River, called natron, to mummify their dead. Natron is made up primarily of sodium carbonate (a very efficient, but...

    Ages 8 - 18
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    COSI
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    In this chemistry activity which should only be done under adult supervision (page 10 of the PDF), learners will create an exothermic process by making Sodium Acetate. Students will boil a mixture...

    Ages 8 - 14
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    The Science House
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    In this chemistry activity, learners use spaghetti to explore density and chemical reactions. Learners will discover how a solution of baking soda and vinegar can make spaghetti float and even ...

    Ages 6 - 18
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    Twin Cities Public Television
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    In this simple chemistry activity (page 1 of PDF) about acids and bases, learners will mix a baking soda and water solution and use it to paint a message on a sheet of white paper. Once the paint...

    Ages 8 - 14
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    The Exploratorium
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    Learn about chemical reactions by making a Bubble Bomb, a plastic bag you can pop with the power of fizz. The bubbles in the Bubble Bomb are filled with carbon dioxide, a gas that forms when...

    Ages 4 - 11
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    Lawrence Hall of Science
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    Using a milk-based recipe, learners create "moo glue" which is basically white school-type glue. The "secret ingredient" in milk that helps make glue is a chemical called casein...

    Ages 6 - 14
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    WGBH
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    In this fascinating and fun experiment, learners use chemistry to identify a mystery powder and to solve a "crime," a process similar to that used by real forensic scientists. Learners...

    Ages 6 - 11
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    Community Science Workshop Network
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    In this activity, learners experiment with hydrogen peroxide, vinegar, yeast, and baking soda to produce hot and cold reactions. Use this activity to demonstrate exothermic and endothermic reactions.

    Ages 8 - 18
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    American Chemical Society
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    In this activity, learners will develop a method to test five similar-looking powders (baking soda, baking powder, cream of tartar, detergent, and cornstarch) with four test liquids (water, vinegar...

    Ages 6 - 14
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    Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
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    Learners make their own acid-base indicator from red cabbage. They use this indicator to test substances around the house. Red cabbage juice is purple in water (neutral), pink or red in vinegar ...

    Ages 6 - 14

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