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    The Exploratorium
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    This is an activity that demonstrates how batteries work using simple household materials. Learners use a pickle, aluminum foil and a pencil to create an electrical circuit that powers a buzzer....

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 11 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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    California Academy of Sciences
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    In this activity, learners build one or more edible coral polyps and place them together to form a colony. Learners will review the differences between plants and animals, learn about the unique...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 11 30 to 45 minutes
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    University of Washington
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    In this activity (1st activity on the page), learners explore their sense of taste and the structure of the tongue by taste-testing various foods. Learners dip toothpicks in various solutions of...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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    COSI
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    In this chemistry activity, learners will test the pH of various foods and household substances using cabbage. They will explore the concept of acidic and basic chemicals, learn that pH is a common...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 11 10 to 30 minutes
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    COSI
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    In this yummy activity about soil (page 9 of PDF), learners will create layers of soil using food. They will learn about the composition and role of each layer. Though this was created as a post...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 11 30 to 45 minutes
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    BioEd
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    In this activity, learners observe what happens when yeast cells are provided with a source of food (sugar). Red cabbage "juice" will serve as an indicator for the presence of carbon...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    COSI
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    In this Energy and Environment activity (page 9 of the PDF), learners calculate the mass of a piece of gum, compare it to the mass of the gum's packaging, and then create a bar graph of the...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
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    In this chemistry activity (on page 2 of the PDF), learners make a layered drink with liquids of different densities. The molecules of a denser liquid, like chocolate syrup, are arranged more...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 14 5 to 10 minutes
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    COSI
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    In this chemistry activity (page 1 of the PDF), learners will observe a physical change. By making their own sugar or salt crystals, learners will identify physical changes and see how they can be...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 14 1 to 4 weeks
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    COSI
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    In this physics activity, learners will investigate the strength of egg shells. They will attempt to stack books on top of inverted half egg shells to see how many they can hold, and the results...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 6 - 11 10 to 30 minutes

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