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    American Museum of Natural History
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    Learners test their "light-smarts" by playing a game called "Light Quest!" The game board represents an atom and each player represents an electron that has been bumped into the...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 8 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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    Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
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    In this activity, learners discover that atoms and ions of different metals will change places. Learners place drops of copper sulfate solution onto a steel nail, then observe as the solution loses...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 11 - adult Under 5 minutes
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    Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
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    Learners smell balloons filled with different scents to guess what's inside. From this, they infer the presence and motion of scented molecules. This is a good introduction to atoms and...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 4 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this activity, learners make a scale model of an atom to see how big or how small an atom is compared to its nucleus. Learners will realize that most of matter is just empty space! Learners will...

    free Ages 14 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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    New Jersey Department of Education
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    Water sticks to all kinds of things in nature — flowers, leaves, spider webs - and doesn't stick to others, such as a duck's back. In this activity, learners explore water adhesion (when...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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    Mount Holyoke College
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    In this activity, learners build models of atoms and molecules, then consider their role in different phases of matter, density, and mixtures and solutions. The atomic models are made first from...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    Carleton College
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    This paper describes a working-model demonstration of Ernest Rutherford's 1911 experiment about the nature of atoms. In this demonstration, a model of an atom is constructed inside a sealed...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 11 - adult 45 to 60 minutes
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    Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
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    In this chemistry lab activity, learners model the colors of fireworks by burning metallic solutions in a flame and observing the different colors produced. The color is determined by the...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 14 - adult Under 5 minutes
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    Astronomical Society of the Pacific
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    This simple and engaging astronomy activity explains nuclear fusion and how radiation is generated by stars, using marshmallows as a model. Learners will explore what cosmic radiation is and where...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - adult 5 to 10 minutes
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    Mount Holyoke College
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    In this activity, learners explore atoms as the smallest building blocks of matter. With adult help, learners start by dividing play dough in half, over and over again. Then they use a notebook (a...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 4 - 8 10 to 30 minutes

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