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    In this activity, learners follow a recipe to make hollandaise sauce. Learners discover how cooks use egg yolks to blend oil and water together into a smooth mix. In chemistry, this mixture is...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 6 - 14 5 to 10 minutes
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    This activity provides step-by-step instructions on how to build a rain stick, a musical instrument originating in South America. With a cardboard tube, some nails, and a handful of uncooked beans...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 11 10 to 30 minutes
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    With little more than a flashlight, a straw, and a plastic lid, make an observatory so you can see the amazing colors in bubbles. Learn about how light travels in waves and how the frequency of a...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 4 - 11 5 to 10 minutes
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    In this activity about afterimages, learners explore what happens when receptor cells called cones in your eye's retina get tired. Learners will stare at a simple red shape, such as a bird,...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    In this activity about depth perception, learners create an optical illusion in a shoe box. By looking through the viewing hole, learners explore how they can trick their brain into thinking that...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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    An ordinary camera has a lens that makes an image on film. In a pinhole camera, a small hole replaces the lens. This activity provides instructions for recycling a potato chip can to make your own...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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    In this activity, learners build bridges and cantilevers in a series of "building out" challenges with straws and pins. In doing so, learners will experience many of the basic physics and...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 4 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    In this activity, learners explore how ordinary marshmallows expand when heated in a microwave. Learners heat two marshmallows in the microwave for about 20 seconds and then examine the texture and...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 6 - 14 Under 5 minutes
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    In this activity, learners observe as soap bubbles float on a cushion of carbon dioxide gas. Learners blow bubbles into an aquarium filled with a slab of dry ice. Learners will be amazed as the...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 6 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    With two stacks of books and a few rolls of pennies, build two kinds of bridges--a beam span and an arch span--and see how much weight each of them can hold. Besides step-by-step instructions for...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 6 - 11 10 to 30 minutes

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