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    The Exploratorium
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    In this activity, learners can create five-layer density columns by employing one of three (or all) methods. Method 1 gives the names of the liquids and the order for adding them, and its goal is...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 11 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    NISE Network
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    In this activity, learners explore how nanosized structures can create brilliant color. Learners examine Blue Morpho butterflies in the light and discover what happens when they put a drop of...

    Over $20 per group Ages 6 - adult 10 to 30 minutes
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    Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
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    Learners combine different plant solutions -- made from fruits, vegetables, and flowers -- with equal amounts of vinegar (acid), water (neutral), and ammonia (base). They compare the color changes...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 11 - adult Under 5 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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    Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
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    In this activity, learners mix ingredients in a plastic bag, and then identify three characteristics of a chemical reaction: production of heat, color change, and production of a gas. Turmeric, a...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 11 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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    American Chemical Society
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    In this activity on page 4 of the PDF, learners conduct some quick and easy tests to determine the differences between water and other liquids that look very similar to water. Learners compare how...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    Community Science Workshop Network
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    In this activity, learners extract DNA from a strawberry and discover that DNA is in the food they eat. Learners use simple materials to break open the cells of a strawberry and see DNA with their...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 11 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
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    This activity uses turmeric, a common spice in curry, as an indicator for acidity and basicity. Turmeric is yellow in acid and neutral substances, but turns bright red with bases. Learners can use...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 11 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    NISE NETWORK
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    “Exploring Earth: Investigating Clouds” is a hands-on activity in which visitors create a cloud in a bottle and explore it with laser light. The activity is connected to current and ongoing NASA...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 4 - 14 5 to 10 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    This activity shows learners (with adult supervision) how to make a Glitter Globe, a fabulous toy that shimmers when you shake it. The ingredients of the Globe--rubbing alcohol, vegetable oil, and...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 11 10 to 30 minutes

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