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    Learners compare the properties of two balls that appear identical. One ball bounces, while the other ball "thuds." The “bounce” ball is made of the polymer polybutadiene (-C4H4-). The...

    Over $20 per group Ages 6 - adult Under 5 minutes
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    Learners make their own simple slide rules out of paper and learn how they work. The activity starts by having learners make an "adding slide rule," which is not a very practical device...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 8 - adult 10 to 30 minutes
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    Learners press their fingertip onto a clean Plexiglas sheet. The fingerprints are then revealed as learners dust over the print with fingerprint powder. They can lift their prints with clear tape,...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 6 - adult Under 5 minutes
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    In this activity, learners discover that atoms and ions of different metals will change places. Learners place drops of copper sulfate solution onto a steel nail, then observe as the solution loses...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 11 - adult Under 5 minutes
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    In this activity (on pages 55-66 of PDF), learners fold paper into origami shapes and then combine several identical shapes into a three-dimensional structure. There are clear, colorful...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 4 - adult 45 to 60 minutes
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    Learners mix a solution of luminol with hydrogen peroxide to produce a reaction that gives off blue light. Learners discover that some chemical reactions release energy in the form of light, and...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 4 - adult Under 5 minutes
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    Learners build a simple one-cell battery and use an ammeter to measure the flow of current. They add solutions of sodium sulfate and copper sulfate to separate bowls, and connect the solutions with...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 11 - adult Under 5 minutes
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    This online activity has you order multiple images of a bouncing ball to show how, in animation, an object appears to lengthen as it falls, flatten as it hits the ground, and lengthen as it bounces...

    free Ages 6 - adult Under 5 minutes
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    In this chemistry demonstration, acid rain is simulated in a petri dish. Sodium sulfite (NaSO3) and hydrochloric acid (HCl) are mixed to create sulfur dioxide gas (SO2), which is a common byproduct...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 14 - adult 5 to 10 minutes
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    In this activity, learners explore temperature changes from chemical reactions by mixing urea with water in one flask and mixing calcium chloride with water in another flask. They observe that the...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 4 - adult Under 5 minutes

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