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    NISE Network
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    In this activity, learners discover how a super-absorbing material can be used to move a straw. Learners discover that hydrogels can absorb a lot of water, like the one used in this activity, which...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 4 - adult 5 to 10 minutes
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    American Chemical Society
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    In this activity (on pages 4-5), learners make fake snow by adding water to the super-absorbant chemical from diapers, sodium polyacrylate. Different types of fake snow can be made by varying the...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 6 - adult 10 to 30 minutes
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    Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
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    This is written as a display, but can easily be adapted to a hands-on activity. Learners discover how all the parts of a diaper work together to keep babies dry and comfortable. They can find...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 6 - 14 5 to 10 minutes
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    In this activity on page 4 of the PDF, learners make some special effects, including snow and breaking glass, with supplies found in the home. In the first activity, learners make and observe four...

    $10 - $20 per student Ages 8 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    This series of chemistry stations is designed to accompany the PBS documentary about African-American chemist "Percy Julian: Forgotten Genius." Each of the six stations features either a...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 11 - adult 45 to 60 minutes