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    NISE Network
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    In this activity/demo, learners discover how liquid nitrogen cools a creamy mixture at such a rapid rate that it precipitates super fine grained (nano) ice cream. This is a fun (and tasty!) way for...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 4 - adult 10 to 30 minutes
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    Colorado State University
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    In this demonstration, learners observe how liquid nitrogen both boils and freezes ingredients to make ice cream in two minutes. The liquid nitrogen also causes the fat and water particles to stay...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 6 - 14 Under 5 minutes
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    NASA
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    In this activity, learners build models of comets, using edible materials, to learn about comets' structure. Learners then use their senses to simulate a spectrometer to analyze "comets...

    Over $20 per group Ages 6 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    NOAA
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    In this activity, learners use chocolate to explore how the Sun transfers heat to the Earth through radiation. Learners compare the melting rate between chocolate left in the sunshine and chocolate...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 6 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    WGBH
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    In this tasty activity, learners make their own ice cream any day of the year in an exploration of heat and cold. Highlights include freezing and melting and the transition from liquid to solid....

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 11 45 to 60 minutes
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    American Chemical Society
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    In this activity on page 2 of the PDF, learners test different materials to find out which is the best insulator. Learners use aluminum foil, newspaper, plastic wrap, and wax paper to insulate ice...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    COSI
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    In this activity, learners make a solar oven. Learners witness the awesome power of the sun to make a yummy treat--a chocolate chip cookie!

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 6 - 11 30 to 45 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this activity, learners explore how ordinary marshmallows expand when heated in a microwave. Learners heat two marshmallows in the microwave for about 20 seconds and then examine the texture and...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 6 - 14 Under 5 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this activity, learners cook amino acids and sugar to explore the range of aromas released. When amino acids and sugars are heated, learners will observe a phenomenon known as the Maillard...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 6 - 14 Under 5 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this activity, learners touch supercooled water drops with an ice crystal and trigger the water drops to freeze instantly. Learners discover that this process is used during candy making, when a...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 14 5 to 10 minutes

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