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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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    WGBH
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    In this design challenge activity, learners build a shock-absorbing system that will protect two “astronauts” when they land. Learners follow the engineering design process to design and build a...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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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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    BioEd
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    In this food science activity, learners explore digestion and proteins by observing the action of meat tenderizer on luncheon meat. This lesson guide includes background information about digestion...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this demonstration, cook a cake using the heat produced when the cake batter conducts an electric current. Because of safety concerns, this activity should be conducted as a demonstration only...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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    Integrated Teaching and Learning Program, College of Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder
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    Learners build structures from spaghetti and marshmallows to determine which structures are able to handle the greatest load. Their experiments help them to further understand the effects that...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 11 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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    COSI
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    In this engineering activity, learners investigate the differences between the strength of bridges made from flat and round building materials. They construct simple bridges out of linguine, which...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
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    Learners investigate how temperature affects the rate of chemical reactions by observing how steel wool reacts with various types of Kool-Aid solutions at different temperatures. The reaction is...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 6 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    In this activity, learners explore what happens when polarized white light passes through a sugar solution. Learners use a relatively simple setup to investigate light polarization and reveal...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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    Mount Holyoke College
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    In this activity, learners build models of atoms and molecules, then consider their role in different phases of matter, density, and mixtures and solutions. The atomic models are made first from...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 14 30 to 45 minutes

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