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    The Exploratorium
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    This hands-on activity shows you how to build basic architectural shapes out of toothpicks and gumdrops. Learners explore how different shapes are more stable than others, and are introduced to...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 11 30 to 45 minutes
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    NASA
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    In this activity, learners make "solar cookies," edible models of the Sun's outer layers using sugar cookies and toppings. Learners use red and yellow sprinkles to form the granular...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 4 - 18 5 to 10 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    Your tongue can sense about 6 different flavors (salty, sweet, bitter, sour, umami/savory, and fat), but your nose provides a lot more "taste" information than you realize when you eat....

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - 14 Under 5 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this activity, learners touch supercooled water drops with an ice crystal and trigger the water drops to freeze instantly. Learners discover that this process is used during candy making, when a...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 14 5 to 10 minutes
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    Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago
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    Learners analyze candy-coated sweets using chromatography. Learners use this method to separate the various dyes used to make colored candy. Learners can try this activity with different types of...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    American Museum of Natural History
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    In this activity, learners make a model of the solid Earth's layers that's good enough to eat! Learners use tasty foodstuffs to simulate Earth's inner core, outer core, mantle, and...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    New York Hall of Science
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    This hands-on activity lets participant explore chemical reactions as they create a soda explosion with lots of bubbles. The bubbles in soda are made of carbon dioxide gas. Using lifesaver mint...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 11 5 to 10 minutes
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    NOAA
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    In this activity, learners explore how light and dark colored objects absorb the Sun's radiations at different rates. Learners place one shiny coffee can and one coffee can painted black, each...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 6 - 14 2 to 4 hours
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    NOAA
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    In this activity, learners use chocolate to explore how the Sun transfers heat to the Earth through radiation. Learners compare the melting rate between chocolate left in the sunshine and chocolate...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 6 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    American Chemical Society
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    Learners place an M&M candy in water and observe what happens. The sugar-and-color coating dissolves and spreads out in a circular pattern around the M&M. This introductory activity...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - 14 10 to 30 minutes

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