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    Learners compare the properties of two balls that appear identical. One ball bounces, while the other ball "thuds." The “bounce” ball is made of the polymer polybutadiene (-C4H4-). The...

    Over $20 per group Ages 6 - adult Under 5 minutes
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    In this chemistry activity, learners prepare two petri dishes, one filled with water and one filled with milk. Using food coloring and soap, they discover that milk is an emulsion, a special...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 4 - 18 5 to 10 minutes
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    Learners observe a sealed test tube containing a small amount of solid stearic acid. Under adult supervision, learners place the test tube into a beaker of hot water and observe the white stearic...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 11 - 18 5 to 10 minutes
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    Learners mix a solution of luminol with hydrogen peroxide to produce a reaction that gives off blue light. Learners discover that some chemical reactions release energy in the form of light, and...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 4 - adult Under 5 minutes
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    Learners match puzzle pieces to outlines of a DNA strand. The puzzle pieces represent the four chemicals making up DNA base pairs: adenine, thymine, guanine, and cytosine. Learners can place the...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 18 5 to 10 minutes
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    Learners measure a bottle full of air, and then use a vacuum pump to remove the air. When they re-weigh the bottle, learners find the mass is about 0.8g less. Through this activity, learners...

    Over $20 per student Ages 11 - adult 5 to 10 minutes
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    This display shows slow chemical reactions in colorful crystal formations known as Liesegang Rings. These reactions are similar to those forming the rings in agates. This activity is recommended...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 14 - adult 1 to 4 weeks
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    In this exciting and tasty chemistry activity which requires adult supervision, learners explore how chemistry affects a simple everyday activity like cooking. They will combine ingredients to make...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 11 45 to 60 minutes
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    Learners observe a sealed container holding a clear colorless liquid. They shake the container and the fluid turns blue. When allowed to sit for a few moments, the fluid turns colorless again....

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 6 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    This is written as a display, but can easily be adapted to a hands-on activity. Learners observe and shake containers of shiny liquids. Inside the containers are mixtures of water and some small...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 4 - 14 5 to 10 minutes

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