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    In this activity, learners will design a way to identify a powder found at a crime scene by comparing it with known powders, with the goal of solving a crime. Learners will describe the various...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 11 45 to 60 minutes
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    Learners observe a sealed test tube containing a small amount of solid stearic acid. Under adult supervision, learners place the test tube into a beaker of hot water and observe the white stearic...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 11 - 18 5 to 10 minutes
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    In this experiment, learners will conduct chemical and physical tests to identify mystery substances. This experiment is very flexible, allowing educators to determine the number of unknowns to...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    In this activity, learners mix ingredients in a plastic bag, and then identify three characteristics of a chemical reaction: production of heat, color change, and production of a gas. Turmeric, a...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 11 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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    In two separate bags, learners mix water with Epsom salts and detergent. They discover that one mixture becomes cold (dissolving is an endothermic process), and one becomes hot (dissolving is an...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 6 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    In this activity (on page 2 of the PDF), the learner places a golf ball between salt water and colored fresh water. The golf ball is not as dense as the saltwater. Therefore, the ball floats on top...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 14 5 to 10 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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    This activity (on page 2 of the PDF) features a recipe to create the stretchy polymer Flubber from Borax detergent, white glue, and water. This fun and easy activity provides opportunities to...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 4 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    Using household materials, learners can make white gooey globs from clear solutions. Alum, dissolved in water, reacts with the hydroxide in ammonia to create aluminum hydroxide. This creates a soft...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 8 - 14 5 to 10 minutes
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    In this activity (on page 2 of the PDF), learners (with adult help and supervision) investigate how heat affects polystyrene plastic. Learners cut the plastic to desired shapes and sizes and use...

    free Ages 6 - 14 10 to 30 minutes

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