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    The Exploratorium
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    This activity is an investigation of static electricity. What happens when you get "static cling?" Basically, you pile up electrons on one thing, which attracts the protons in something...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 4 - 11 5 to 10 minutes
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    COSI
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    In this physics activity (page 3 of the PDF), learners will see firsthand that air takes up space and has pressure by attempting to inflate a balloon inside of a bottle. Though this activity was...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - 11 5 to 10 minutes
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    American Chemical Society
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    In this simple activity, learners see the production of a gas, which visibly fills up a balloon placed over the neck of a bottle. Inside the bottle, water and an effervescent antacid tablet are...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - 14 5 to 10 minutes
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    NASA
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    In this Engineering Design Challenge activity, learners will use balloons to investigate how a multi-stage rocket, like that used in the Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX) mission, can propel a...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - adult 10 to 30 minutes
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    WGBH
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    In this design challenge activity, learners make a balloon hover at eye level for five seconds, and then make it move by creating air currents. The activity guide contains information for Educators...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    Lawrence Hall of Science
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    Learners discover the bubble power of living cells in this multi-hour experiment with baker's yeast. Learners make a living yeast/water solution in a bottle, and add table sugar to feed the...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 6 - 14 4 to 24 hours
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    WGBH
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    In this design challenge activity, learners use two helium-filled balloons to build a blimp that can travel in a straight path across the room. The activity guide contains information for Educators...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    Science Museum of Minnesota
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    Experiment with force and pressure by building a balloon rocket. When launched, the balloon will run a track wherever you place the string. All you need is a balloon, clothespin, a straw, some tape...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 4 - 11 30 to 45 minutes
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    NASA
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    In this activity, learners work in NASA teams to build balloon-powered rockets using identical parts and compete to launch the greatest number of paper clips to "space" (the ceiling). The...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this activity, learners will use a compact disc to build an air puck that can glide across a smooth tabletop. The puck glides with almost no friction on a cushion of air escaping from a balloon.

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 18 30 to 45 minutes

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