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    Learners use chromatography to separate and analyze the mixture of pigments in leaves. Use this activity to discuss photosynthesis as well as why leaves change color in autumn. Safety note: Nail...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    Learners make an instrument that sounds like a turkey. Their fingers rub on the string and the cup amplifies the vibrations, producing sound. Learners experiment to make various sounds.

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - 14 5 to 10 minutes
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    See what happens when plants compete for survival in an area with limited resources. What survives? How is plant quality affected? Any plant that can get more water, nutrients, and sunlight than...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 6 - 18 1 to 4 weeks
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    Learners set up three different bowls, each with a different mass of oatmeal. Learners monitor the temperature of the oatmeal and find that larger masses take longer to cool. Use this activity to...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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    Learners follow the template to build and fly a paper helicopter. They can attempt many experiments (shortening the blades, adding weight to the helicopter) and see how the flight of the helicopter...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    Learners assemble a figure from a nylon stocking or sock stuffed with soil and seeds. The ends of the nylons inside the jar absorb water, which feeds the grass seeds. The seeds grow to become...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 4 - 11 1 to 4 weeks
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    Learners write a message in Braille using beans to form the patterns of dots. Learners glue beans in place, and then challenge another learner to read the message. This resource includes a Braille...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    Learners add salt to ice to chill it lower than its freezing point. This chilled ice can then be used to freeze milk and sugar into ice cream. Learners can experiment by adding different flavors...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 18 5 to 10 minutes
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    Learners design and build a roller coaster using simple materials. Learners experiment with potential and kinetic energy to get a marble to follow a track into a cup.

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    In this simulation activity, learners act as parts of the circulatory system and discover how it serves as a transport system for food/nutrients, oxygen, carbon dioxide and waste. Learners act as...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 11 - 14 10 to 30 minutes

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