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    WGBH
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    In this activity, learners create and reveal secret messages written with invisible ink! The invisible ink is actually a baking soda solution, and the magical revealing liquid is fruit juice. The...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 6 - 11 45 to 60 minutes
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    Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
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    In this activity, learners make their own bug boxes and test the habitat preference of selected "minibeasts" (bugs). Activity is broken down into two sessions because the boxes are fixed...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 6 - 14 2 to 4 hours
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    Mount Holyoke College
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    Learners observe different light sources, outdoors and indoors, using prism glasses (diffraction glasses) and color filters. Natural light (sun) and artificial light (lamp, candle, LED) sources are...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 4 - 8 10 to 30 minutes
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    American Chemical Society
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    In this activity on page 14 of the PDF (Rethinking the 3 R’s: It’s Easy to be Green), learners turn plain pieces of recycled plastic into shrunken works of art. Explore the unique properties of...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    Mount Holyoke College
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    In this activity, learners make a paper model of a polymer, then make Silly Putty, an actual polymer. For the model, learners make chains of paper dolls and color them in different ways to...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 4 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    Community Science Workshop Network
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    In this activity, learners transform everyday milk into small plastic figurines and jewelry. Use this activity to introduce learners to monomers and polymers. Note: this activity requires adult...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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    WGBH
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    In this playful, goopy activity, learners mix two liquids to create a solid (that sometimes acts like a liquid ), using basic household materials such as borax and glue. Learners experiment with...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 11 45 to 60 minutes
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    American Chemical Society
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    In this activity on page 11 of the PDF, learners follow simple steps to recycle old newspaper into new paper. Use this activity to introduce conservation as well as the chemistry of cellulose and...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 14 1 to 7 days
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    Kohl Children's Museum
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    In this activity, learners explore properties of water and watch evaporation happen by "painting" with water in the sun. On a sunny day, learners use a variety of painting tools (brushes,...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 4 - 8 10 to 30 minutes
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    American Chemical Society
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    In this activity (on page 8), learners model how marble statues and buildings are affected by acid rain. Antacid tablets made with calcium carbonate are used to represent marble (also made from...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - 14 10 to 30 minutes