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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 geology activity, learners create a model using a mixture of salt and sand inside a CD case. When the case is tilted or inverted, the mixture dramatically sorts into a layered pattern. With...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 11 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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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 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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    This activity demonstrates liquefaction, the process by which some soils lose their solidity during an earthquake. Learners will use a loaf pan, sand, water and a brick to model what happens to...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 8 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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    Did you know that a Slinky makes a handy model of earthquake waves? In this activity, learners use one or two of these simple toys to illustrate the different kinds of waves that transmit the...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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    In this activity, learners use crayons to draw conclusions about rocks and the rock cycle. Learners form crayons ((which can be "weathered"—heated, compressed and cooled—like rocks) into...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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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 activity, two groups of learners create two separate landform models out of clay (mountains and valleys). Each group creates a two-dimensional model (a topographical map) of their landform...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 18 45 to 60 minutes

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