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    American Museum of Natural History
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    In this activity, learners discover how solar energy can be used to heat water. Learners first discuss energy usage in their daily lives and then divide into pairs to conduct an experiment in which...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 11 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    COSI
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    In this activity (page 6 of the PDF), learners will observe both a chemical and a physical change. By experimenting with plaster of paris, students will differentiate between these types of changes...

    Over $20 per group Ages 8 - 18 4 to 24 hours
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    NOAA
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    In this activity, learners experiment and observe how the color of materials that cover the Earth affects the amounts of sunlight our planet absorbs. Use this activity to begin discussions on...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 8 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this physics activity, learners construct a small-scale version of a classic carnival game. A large marble is rolled along a track made from a commonly available and inexpensive metal shelf...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 11 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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    Children's Museum Of Houston
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    In this activity, learners heat ice and water of the same temperature to get a hands-on look at phase changes. This is an easy and inexpensive way to introduce states of matter and thermodynamics....

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 8 - 14 5 to 10 minutes
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    Bridge: Online Ocean Science Education Resource Center
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    Why is ocean water sometimes the warmest when the average daily air temperature starts to drop? In this activity, learners explore the differing heat capacities of water and air using real data....

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 11 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    Colorado State University
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    In this demonstration, learners can observe a number of small convection cells generated from a mixture of aluminum powder and silicon oil on a hot plate. This demonstration helps learners...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 8 - 14 5 to 10 minutes
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    Colorado State University
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    This demonstration/activity helps learners understand why higher elevations are not always warm simply because "hot air rises." Learners use a tire pump to increase the pressure and...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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    Colorado State University
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    In this activity, learners simulate the behavior of the atmosphere. Learners working in groups of four will represent "cells" of the model (Earth, lower atmosphere, upper atmosphere, and...

    free Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    Colorado State University
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    In this activity, learners simulate the energy transfer between the earth and space by using the light from a desk lamp desk lamp with an incandescent bulb and a stack of glass plates. The stack of...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes

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