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    The Exploratorium
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    In this activity, learners balance chemical equations and discover the law of conservation of mass. Learners use coins to model molecules to balance the equations.

    free Ages 14 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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    COSI
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    In this physics activity, learners build their own rockets out of film canisters and construction paper. Learners discover how a chemical reaction (from a mix of water and Alka-Seltzer) creates gas...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 6 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    Learn about chemical reactions by making a Bubble Bomb, a plastic bag you can pop with the power of fizz. The bubbles in the Bubble Bomb are filled with carbon dioxide, a gas that forms when...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 4 - 11 10 to 30 minutes
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    Lunar and Planetary Institute
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    In this activity, learners discuss how life is defined and conduct a simple experiment, looking for signs of life in three different “soil” samples. The experiment introduces learners to the...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    Mount Holyoke College
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    In this activity, learners investigate the effect of heat on a reaction. Learners first model molecular motion by moving their bodies (running, moving slowly) and pretending to be molecules at...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 4 - 11 10 to 30 minutes
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    COSI
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    In this chemistry activity, learners explore chemical reactions and their effects, including the kind of reaction in the human body that makes people burp! Specifically, learners experiment with...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 11 10 to 30 minutes
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    CIENTEC Foundation
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    In this Spanish-language chemistry activity, learners use simple materials to explore how fire extinguishers work to put out fires. Safety note: this activity involves the use of a small candle...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this electrochemistry activity, learners will explore two examples of electroplating. In Part 1, zinc from a galvanized nail (an iron nail which has been coated with zinc by dipping it in molten...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 14 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    COSI
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    In this chemistry activity which should only be done under adult supervision (page 10 of the PDF), learners will create an exothermic process by making Sodium Acetate. Students will boil a mixture...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
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    Learners investigate how temperature affects the rate of chemical reactions by observing how steel wool reacts with various types of Kool-Aid solutions at different temperatures. The reaction is...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 6 - 14 30 to 45 minutes

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