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    In this activity, learners simulate the behavior of the atmosphere. Learners working in groups of four will represent "cells" of the model (Earth, lower atmosphere, upper atmosphere, and...

    free Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    Colorado State University
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    In this demonstration/experiment, learners discover that different colors and materials (metals, fabrics, paints) radiate different amounts of energy and therefore, cool at different rates....

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    In this activity, learners simulate the energy transfer between the earth and space by using the light from a desk lamp to warm up a world map placemat. The placemat will warm up, so it will emit...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    In this kinesthetic activity, learners will play a game with a ball to demonstrate the Coriolis force, which partly explains why hurricanes in the Northern Hemisphere rotate counterclockwise. This...

    free Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 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 activity, learners use cheap, thin plastic garbage bags to quickly build a solar hot air balloon. In doing so, learners will explore why hot air rises. Learners can use a hair dryer to...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    In this interactive and informative group activity, learners use packages of M&M's to illustrate the difference between weather and climate. Learner work in groups to sort and average the...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 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