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    Learners build models to learn about the special cells and structures that plants use to move water from their roots up through the stems and leaves. The celery-in-colored-water demonstration...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 11 1 to 7 days
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    In this simple activity (on page 2 of the PDF), learners make a crystal garden using salt, water, and a brick. This is a take-home version of the display Crystal Garden in the Nature of Matter unit...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 14 1 to 7 days
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    Eggs are placed in vinegar for one or two days to dissolve the shells. Then, learners place the eggs in water or corn syrup and observe them over a period of days. Through the process of osmosis,...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 14 1 to 7 days
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    In this activity (on page 2 of the PDF), learners make a plastic protein polymer from milk. Adding vinegar to milk causes the protein casein to solidify or curdle. After allowing the casein to dry,...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 14 1 to 7 days
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    Learners observe and compare the sizes of three toy “growing” crocodiles made from water-absorbent polymers. One is it its original state, dry, hard, and about 10cm long. One is immersed in salt...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 6 - adult 1 to 7 days
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    In this chemistry activity (on page 2 of the PDF), learners corrode a penny in a cup with vinegar, salt water, and a source of iron (nails, paper clips, or twist ties). The combination of salt and...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - 14 1 to 7 days
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    In this activity, learners grow germs collected from their hands and other objects. They cultivate the germs on a growth medium (such as slices of grapefruit or processed cheese) for a week....

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - 14 1 to 7 days
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    In this activity (on pages 25-31 of PDF), learners soak sponges with different amounts of plaster of paris to simulate different levels of calcification in bone formation. After being allowed to...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 14 1 to 7 days