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    In this activity, learners balance chemical equations and discover the law of conservation of mass. Learners use coins to model molecules to balance the equations.

    free Ages 14 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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    In this activity about electricity, learners explore what happens when you blow a fuse. Learners short-circuit a battery using copper wire (a good conductor with very low resistance) and thin iron...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 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 changes in fluid pressure affect the buoyancy of a Cartesian diver inside a plastic soda bottle. This guide includes instructions for building a diver out of...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    In this activity, learners explore scale by using building cubes to see how changing the length, width, and height of a three-dimensional object affects its surface area and its volume. Learners...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 11 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    Learn about chemical reactions by making a Bubble Bomb, a plastic bag you can pop with the power of fizz. The bubbles in the Bubble Bomb are filled with carbon dioxide, a gas that forms when...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 4 - 11 10 to 30 minutes
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    In this activity, learners explore Boyle's Law and discover that water will boil at room temperature if its pressure is lowered. Learners conduct an experiment using a plastic syringe and...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 11 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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    In this activity, learners explore liquid crystals, light and temperature. Using a postcard made of temperature-sensitive liquid crystal material, learners monitor temperature changes. By observing...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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    In this demonstration/activity, learners observe as a regular size marshmallow is blown through a tube made from a manila file folder. The result is spectacular, and the process provides a great...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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    This is an activity about reaction times. Just how quickly must an NHL goalie respond to save a shot, and how does your reaction time compare? In order to figure out, learners must describe motion...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 14 - adult 10 to 30 minutes

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