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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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    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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    National Health Museum
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    This modeling activity allows learners to discover for themselves what Mendel uncovered in his famous pea experiments. By modeling Mendel's pea experiments, learners will form their own...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 14 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this activity, learners build a simple qualitative conductivity tester with a battery, bulb and foil. Then learners use the device to test if a solution, a series of solutions, and a solution...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 11 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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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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    Twin Cities Public Television
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    In this activity (on page 2 of the PDF), learners will discover how the shape of an object, not just its weight, determines whether it floats or sinks. After a ball of aluminum foil sinks in a...

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