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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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    Build a hydrometer (measures the density of a liquid) using a pipet or eyedropper.

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 8 - 18 5 to 10 minutes
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    Making liquids of different densities to perfectly lay on top of each other can be a frustrating exercise. The Exploratorium created this activity as a fool proof way of making a density column.

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - 18 5 to 10 minutes
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    In this activity, learners discover the primary physical properties used to separate pure substances from mixtures. Learners use test tubes, beakers, magnets, and other tools to separate a mixture...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 18 1 to 7 days
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    In this activity, high voltage is applied across a pickle to emit a yellow glow. This activity should only be conducted by skilled adults and is best suited as a demonstration. Optional extensions...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 14 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