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    American Chemical Society
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    In this activity, learners try to revive wilted celery. Learners discover that plants wilt when their cells lose water through evaporation. Use this activity to introduce capillary action.

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 4 - 11 4 to 24 hours
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    New Jersey Department of Education
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    Over the course of several days, learners explore the property of water that helps plants move water from roots to leaves or gives paper towels the capacity to soak up water. Learners will observe...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 1 to 7 days
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    Mount Holyoke College
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    In this chemistry activity, learners use thin layer chromatography to determine the molecular composition of different markers. First, they use pure rubbing alcohol as the liquid phase, then...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    New Jersey Department of Education
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    Learners explore capillary action in plants (such as plants ability to move water from roots to leaves) in an investigation called Paper Blooms. Placing paper flowers in water mixed with food...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    Science Friday
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    In this activity, learners conduct a series of hands-on experiments that demonstrate how the working of plants' veins, known as capillary action, enables water to travel throughout the length...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 11 - 14 1 to 7 days
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    New Jersey Department of Education
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    Did you know that the water we use today is the same water found on Earth millions of years ago? The Earth constantly uses and recycles water in a process called the water cycle. In this lesson,...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 14 1 to 7 days
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    The Exploratorium
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    With a coffee filter, a black marker, and a cup of water, discover the secret colors hidden in black ink. This activity explores capillary action--how water moves up paper--and chromatography--how...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 8 - 18 5 to 10 minutes
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    Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago
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    Learners place cut flowers in colored water and observe how the flowers change. The flowers absorb the water through the stem and leaves. By watching the journey of harmless food coloring, learners...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 18 1 to 7 days