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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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    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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    This hands-on activity shows you how to build basic architectural shapes out of toothpicks and gumdrops. Learners explore how different shapes are more stable than others, and are introduced to...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 11 30 to 45 minutes
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    In this activity, learners make a yeast-air balloon to get a better idea of what yeast can do. Learners discover that the purpose of leaveners like yeast is to produce the gas that makes bread rise...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 4 - 18 5 to 10 minutes
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    In this activity, learners use simple materials to create giant bubbles. Learners will explore what gives bubbles their shape, what makes them break or last, what causes the colors and patterns in...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 6 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    This activity shows you how to make amazing crystal spikes using Epsom salt and the sun. When Epsom salt is dissolved in water and placed in a container in the sun, the water evaporates, leaving...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 11 1 to 2 hours
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    With a magnet, iron fillings, and a bottle, you can create a cool demonstration about magnetic lines of force: the fillings will arrange themselves within the magnet's magnetic field.

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 18 Under 5 minutes

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