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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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    In this chemistry activity (on page 2 of the PDF), learners make a layered drink with liquids of different densities. The molecules of a denser liquid, like chocolate syrup, are arranged more...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 14 5 to 10 minutes
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    In this activity (on page 2 of the PDF), the learner places a golf ball between salt water and colored fresh water. The golf ball is not as dense as the saltwater. Therefore, the ball floats on top...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 14 5 to 10 minutes
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    In this simple activity (on page 2 of the PDF), learners make a crystal garden using salt, water, and a brick. This is a take-home version of the display Crystal Garden in the Nature of Matter unit...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 14 1 to 7 days
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    Learners add two dyes to mineral oil and water, and then compare their miscibility (how well they mix) in each. Learners discover that the molecular structure of a dye determines whether it will...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 18 5 to 10 minutes
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    Learners observe a tank of water containing cans of diet and regular sodas. The diet sodas float and the regular sodas sink. All the cans contain the same amount of liquid and the same amount of...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 6 - 14 5 to 10 minutes
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    Learners observe a flask with a balloon attached over the mouth and inverted inside the flask. This display from The Nature of Matter unit in OMSI's Chemistry Lab has great potential as a...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 11 - adult 30 to 45 minutes
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    Learners observe a bottle containing water and oil. They are invited to pick up the bottle and mix the contents together. Because of their poor miscibility, oil and water can form “ocean waves” in...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 6 - 14 5 to 10 minutes