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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 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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    Learners measure a bottle full of air, and then use a vacuum pump to remove the air. When they re-weigh the bottle, learners find the mass is about 0.8g less. Through this activity, learners...

    Over $20 per student Ages 11 - adult 5 to 10 minutes
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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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    Make a classic polymer toy using Borax and white glue! It's stretchy and bouncy and acts sort of like a solid and sort of like a liquid (similar to Silly Putty). This recipe suggests ways to...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 4 - adult 10 to 30 minutes
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    Learners observe different paper samples under ordinary room light and under a black light to learn some of the chemical differences between different types of paper. They also learn that some...

    Over $20 per group Ages 6 - adult 10 to 30 minutes
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    This is written as a static display, but can easily become a hands-on experiment for learners. One stoppered flask contains a piece of metal copper, the other contains a blue solution and a piece...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 14 - adult 30 to 45 minutes
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    Learners observe a flask with a balloon attached over the mouth and inverted inside the flask. This display from The Nature of Matter unit in OMSI's Chemistry Lab has great potential as a...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 11 - adult 30 to 45 minutes
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    This guide outlines how to plant a garden even if you don't have a yard! It gives advice on how to prepare a container for plants and how to cultivate seedlings so they can grow enough to be...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 8 - adult 1 to 4 weeks