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    In this demonstration, learners can observe a number of small convection cells generated from a mixture of aluminum powder and silicon oil on a hot plate. This demonstration helps learners...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 8 - 14 5 to 10 minutes
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    This simple hands-on activity demonstrates why the sky appears blue on a sunny day and red during sunrise and sunset. Learners observe as a special "sunset egg" and a white light reveal...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 14 5 to 10 minutes
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    This demonstration/activity helps learners understand why higher elevations are not always warm simply because "hot air rises." Learners use a tire pump to increase the pressure and...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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    In this kinesthetic activity that demonstrates pressure, learners act as air molecules in a "container" as defined by a rope. Learners explore how air molecules move in different...

    free Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    In this activity about phase change and condensation, learners boil water in an empty pop bottle in the microwave. Then, learners stretch a balloon over the mouth of the bottle and will be...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 8 - 14 Under 5 minutes
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    In this dramatic activity/demonstration about phase change and condensation, learners place an aluminum can filled with about two tablespoons of water on a stove burner. When steam begins to exit...

    free Ages 8 - 14 5 to 10 minutes
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    In this activity, learners explore clouds and how they form. Learners compare the cloud formation in two bottles, one with air freshener and one without, to examine the importance of condensation...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 18 5 to 10 minutes
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    The demonstration/experiment provides quick proof that air has mass. Learners measure the mass of a 2-liter bottle attached with special "Fizzkeeper" cap before and after extra air...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 5 to 10 minutes
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    Use this hands-on activity to demonstrate infrared and thermal radiation. Learners will cover their eyes or wear blindfolds and then move their hands to sense the infrared heat coming from a...

    free Ages 8 - 14 Under 5 minutes
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    This is a quick, yet dramatic activity/demonstration that introduces learners to the concept of energy transfer. A small ball is placed on top of a large ball and both are dropped together. The...

    free Ages 6 - 14 Under 5 minutes

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