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    In this activity, learners use rice grains to model the composition of the atmosphere of the Earth today and in 1880. Learners assemble the model while measuring percentages. This activity also...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 11 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    In this activity, learners model hot spot island formation, orientation and progression with condiments. Learners squirt a thick condiment sauce on a coarsely woven fabric to model how volcanic...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 18 5 to 10 minutes
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    In this edible experiment, learners pour "Magic Shell" chocolate into a glass of cold water. They'll observe as pillow shaped structures form, which resemble lavas on the sea floor.

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 18 5 to 10 minutes
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    In this activity, learners work in groups to create a time line representing significant moments in their lives. Learners use scientific suffixes and prefixes to label their time lines, modeling...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 11 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    In this activity, learners make a 3-D model of magnetic fields by inserting a small, strong magnet into a sphere. When learners sprinkle used staples onto the sphere, they'll see how the field...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 14 5 to 10 minutes
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    In this group activity, learners use some common objects and work together to simulate the Coriolis effect. During the challenge, learners make predictions and test different scenarios. This...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 11 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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    In this activity, learners create a tornado in a bottle to observe a spiraling, funnel-shaped vortex. A simple connector device allows water to drain from a 2-liter bottle into a second bottle....

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 4 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    In this activity, learners explore why the sky is blue. Learners model the scattering of light by the atmosphere, which creates the blue sky and red sunset, using a flashlight and clear glue sticks...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 14 5 to 10 minutes
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    In this activity, learners create a model using metric measuring tapes and atmosphere composition data. Learners will investigate the major components of the atmosphere (nitrogen and oxygen) as...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 11 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    In this activity, learners conduct an experiment to find out if steel wool will weigh more or less when it is burned. Learners will explore the effects of oxidation and rusting on the steel wool....

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

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