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    In this demonstration, learners can observe a number of small convection cells generated from a mixture of aluminum powder and silicon oil on a hot plate. This demonstration helps learners...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 8 - 14 5 to 10 minutes
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    In this activity, learners explore conservation of energy by experimenting with a solar cell light device. Learners will set the solar cell in the sun for varying times to charge the battery and...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    In this kinesthetic activity, learners will play a game with a ball to demonstrate the Coriolis force, which partly explains why hurricanes in the Northern Hemisphere rotate counterclockwise. This...

    free Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    In this activity, learners actually feel the difference in energy required to light two different types of light bulbs: incandescent light and LEDs. Learners will use a generator (hand crank) to...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 14 5 to 10 minutes
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    In this quick activity/demonstration about density, learners examine what happens when two cans of root beer--one diet and one regular--are placed in a large container of water. Do they sink or...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 4 - 14 Under 5 minutes
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    This is a quick, yet dramatic activity/demonstration that introduces learners to the concept of energy transfer. A small ball is placed on top of a large ball and both are dropped together. The...

    free Ages 6 - 14 Under 5 minutes
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    In this activity, learners simulate the behavior of the atmosphere. Learners working in groups of four will represent "cells" of the model (Earth, lower atmosphere, upper atmosphere, and...

    free Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    In this activity, learners simulate the energy transfer between the earth and space by using the light from a desk lamp to warm up a world map placemat. The placemat will warm up, so it will emit...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    In this demonstration, learners observe how liquid nitrogen both boils and freezes ingredients to make ice cream in two minutes. The liquid nitrogen also causes the fat and water particles to stay...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 6 - 14 Under 5 minutes
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    Use this hands-on activity to demonstrate infrared and thermal radiation. Learners will cover their eyes or wear blindfolds and then move their hands to sense the infrared heat coming from a...

    free Ages 8 - 14 Under 5 minutes

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