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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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    Ocean acidification is a problem that humans will have to deal with as we release more and more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. This activity demonstrates how water can become acidic with the...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 18 5 to 10 minutes
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    In this electrochemistry activity, learners will explore two examples of electroplating. In Part 1, zinc from a galvanized nail (an iron nail which has been coated with zinc by dipping it in molten...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 14 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    In this activity, learners use heat to separate zinc and copper in a penny. This experiment demonstrates physical properties and how physical change (phase change) can be used to separate matter.

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 11 - 18 5 to 10 minutes
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    This is an activity about a very important ingredient in most baked goods - gluten! Why is gluten so important? Without it, there would be nothing to hold the gas that makes bread rise. Learners...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 11 - adult 45 to 60 minutes
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    In this activity, learners build a recording timer made from simple materials (e.g., small dc motor, sharpie pen, craft sticks, adding machine paper tape, etc.). The device produces a record of...

    Over $20 per group Ages 14 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    In this hands-on botany activity, learners sprout vegetables in film canisters. Learners grow nine seeds each of cabbage, radish, and parsley, experimenting with changing one variable (light, water...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 4 - 11 1 to 4 weeks
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    Do grapes, yes the grapes from the grocery store, move in the presence of a very strong magnet? You'l find out with this simple Exploratorium Science Snack (just make sure you have a very...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 8 - 18 5 to 10 minutes
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    Why does milk make some people sick? In this activity learners explore this question and explore the chemistry of milk, and our bodies! This activity can also be used as an exploration of enzyme...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 14 - adult 45 to 60 minutes
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    Fat is a very important component in our diet. It's the most efficient source of energy in our bodies, and plays an important role in the flavor of foods. Here's an experiment you can try...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 11 - 18 10 to 30 minutes