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    Learners explore how recyclers take advantage of the different properties of materials, such as magnetism and density, to separate them from a mixture. They use a magnet and floatation to separate...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 4 - 14 Under 5 minutes
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    In this activity (on page 2 of the PDF), learners explore surface tension by adding pennies to cups which are "full" of plain water or soapy water. The surface tension of the plain water...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - 14 5 to 10 minutes
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    Learners add acid rain (nitric acid) to two cups that represent lakes. One cup contains limestone gravel and the other contains granite gravel. Learners also add an indicator to each solution that...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 14 - adult 5 to 10 minutes
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    Learners combine different plant solutions -- made from fruits, vegetables, and flowers -- with equal amounts of vinegar (acid), water (neutral), and ammonia (base). They compare the color changes...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 11 - adult Under 5 minutes
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    Learners use a candle to investigate the products of combustion. When a glass rod is held over a lit candle, the candle flame deposits carbon on the rod. Then the candle and a drop of pH indicator...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 11 - adult 5 to 10 minutes
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    In this activity (on the left side of page 5, continued on the right side of page 4 of the PDF), learners make models of colorful butterflies. The butterflies are made from pipe cleaners and either...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 4 - 6 10 to 30 minutes
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    Learners compare the properties and solubilities of Styrofoam (TM), ecofoam packing peanuts, and popcorn. First, the solubility of each substance is tested in water. A drop of iodine is added to...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 11 - adult Under 5 minutes