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    Learners roll their fingerpads in ink pads, and then press their fingerprints onto balloons. Learners inflate the balloons to produce enlarged versions of their fingerprints. Learners examine their...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 4 - 14 5 to 10 minutes
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    Learners mix vinegar and baking soda together in a bottle to create a chemical reaction. The reaction produces a gas, carbon dioxide, which inflates a balloon attached to the mouth of the bottle....

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 14 Under 5 minutes
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    Perform this classic inertia demonstration to illustrate the transfer of potential energy to kinetic energy. Eggs are placed in cardboard tubes on a thick piece of cardboard, suspended above cups...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 6 - 18 Under 5 minutes
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    Learners make slime from white school glue and Borax detergent. The long chain molecules of the white glue become cross-linked by the Borax into a big network. The result is an even larger polymer...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 4 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    In this activity, learners investigate static electricity using everyday objects at four different stations. Learners explore how various materials including paper, Styrofoam peanuts, rice cereal,...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 6 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    Learners build pan pipes out of drinking straws by cutting them to different lengths. Then, learners make music by blowing across the straws and playing some well-known songs. Use this activity to...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    Learners analyze candy-coated sweets using chromatography. Learners use this method to separate the various dyes used to make colored candy. Learners can try this activity with different types of...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    Learners use a transparent plastic glove as a container to grow seeds. A different kind of seed can be planted in each finger. A few days after planting, learners will see the seeds begin to sprout...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 14 1 to 4 weeks
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    Learners place water and part of an antacid tablet in a film canister. The reaction creates a gas reaction that launches the film canister like a rocket.

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - 18 Under 5 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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