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    Learners compare the properties of two balls that appear identical. One ball bounces, while the other ball "thuds." The “bounce” ball is made of the polymer polybutadiene (-C4H4-). The...

    Over $20 per group Ages 6 - adult Under 5 minutes
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    In this chemistry activity, learners prepare two petri dishes, one filled with water and one filled with milk. Using food coloring and soap, they discover that milk is an emulsion, a special...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 4 - 18 5 to 10 minutes
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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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    Using yeast, sugar, and water, learners create a chemical reaction which produces carbon dioxide (CO2) gas inside a 2-liter bottle. They use this gas to inflate a balloon. This reaction shows the...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 18 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 discover that atoms and ions of different metals will change places. Learners place drops of copper sulfate solution onto a steel nail, then observe as the solution loses...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 11 - adult Under 5 minutes
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    This game depicts a woman going through her day, faced with various loud sounds. In each situation, she has the choice of how to deal with the loud sound: Ear Plugs, Turn It Down, Move Away, or Do...

    free Ages 8 - 18 5 to 10 minutes
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    In this activity (on pages 55-66 of PDF), learners fold paper into origami shapes and then combine several identical shapes into a three-dimensional structure. There are clear, colorful...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 4 - adult 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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    Learners mix a solution of luminol with hydrogen peroxide to produce a reaction that gives off blue light. Learners discover that some chemical reactions release energy in the form of light, and...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 4 - adult Under 5 minutes

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