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    In this geology activity learners build a "squeeze box," which allows them to compress layers of sediment. This is a great way to investigate folding and faulting in the Earth. The...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 18 5 to 10 minutes
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    Discover how a refracting telescope works by making one from scratch using common items. This telescope won't have a tube so the learner can see how an image is formed inside the telescope....

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 14 - adult 45 to 60 minutes
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    In this activity, learners construct their own small catapults using simple materials. Learners follow visual instructions to build their launching device. This activity can be used as a lesson on...

    $10 - $20 per student Ages 8 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    In this activity, PVC pipe, plastic water bottles and vinyl tubing are used to make a simple working toilet model. The model shows the role of a siphon in the flushing of a toilet. Educators can...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 18
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    In this activity on page 3 of the PDF, learners visualize the relative size and structural differences between microbes that have the potential to cause disease. Learners work in groups and use...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 11 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    In this activity, learners separate the components of Gatorade using a home-made affinity column. In doing so, learners model the basic principle of affinity chromatography, a technique used to...

    $10 - $20 per student Ages 11 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    In this activity you'll see how the sun's tilt on its axis changes the length of shadows. For example, why is your shadow longer in winter than in summer? It's easy to see the answer...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 11 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    In this activity, learners make "totally tubular" forms of carbon. Learners use chicken wire to build macro models of carbon nanotubes. Depending on how they roll the wire, they will...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 11 - 18 10 to 30 minutes