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    Focus sound through a balloon! In this Exploratorium activity, you'll use dry ice to create a balloon that's a sound lens.

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - adult 5 to 10 minutes
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    Yes, you can weigh your car by figuring out your wheel's tire pressure combined with the "tire's footprint." You'll need someone with a car, driver's license, and...

    free Ages 11 - adult 10 to 30 minutes
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    If you have access to a copper metal tube, this activity does a great job demonstrating what happens to matter when it's heated or cooled. This activity requires some lab equipment.

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - adult 10 to 30 minutes
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    In this activity, learners create models of ionic compounds and observe the chemical formula of binary molecules they have created. Learners record their data in a table and draw conclusions by...

    free Ages 14 - adult 1 to 2 hours
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    With a bit of PVC, a laser, a can/cup, and a small mirror, you can make a device that visualizes you voice or any sound transmitted into the cup/can. Make beautiful patterns on a white wall as you...

    free Ages 8 - adult 10 to 30 minutes
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    Make your own speaker with a magnet, wire, and paper cup! If you have a radio with a headphone plug and an old pair of headphones, this is a great tinkering activity.

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - adult 10 to 30 minutes
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    Create a simple dual pendulum and get them to swing in identical ways. This is a simple, low cost, activity produced by the Exploratorium.

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - adult Under 5 minutes
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    Look at pictures through different color filters and you'll see them in a new way. People have used color filters in beautiful photography or sending secret messages.

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 4 - adult 5 to 10 minutes
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    A simple, yet fun activity that lets learners find the center of balance of a ruler (or any long thin object). Developed by the Exploratorium and no assembly needed.

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 4 - adult Under 5 minutes
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    In this hands-on activity, learners make the world's simplest Cartesian diver, using only a plastic bottle, some water, and a condiment packet. A Cartesian diver is a classic science...

    free Ages 6 - adult 5 to 10 minutes

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