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    IEEE
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    In this activity, learners explore how engineers have met the challenge of keeping foods, liquids, and other items cool. Learners learn about heat transfer, vacuums, and insulation and design a...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this activity, learners explore liquid crystals, light and temperature. Using a postcard made of temperature-sensitive liquid crystal material, learners monitor temperature changes. By observing...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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    Integrated Teaching and Learning Program, College of Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder
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    Learners work in teams to design and build solar water heating devices that mimic those used in residences to capture energy in the form of solar radiation and convert it to thermal energy. This...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 14 - 18 1 to 7 days
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this demonstration, cook a cake using the heat produced when the cake batter conducts an electric current. Because of safety concerns, this activity should be conducted as a demonstration only...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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    Del Monte
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    Conduct a simple experiment to explore how temperature changes can make things expand or contract. Investigate how the heat from your hands warms air in a bottle and lifts a penny sitting on the...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 6 - 14 Under 5 minutes
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    Perkins School for the Blind
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    This activity was designed for blind learners, but all types of learners can use it to investigate how different materials vary in their conduction of heat. Learners with visual impairments can...

    Over $20 per group Ages 11 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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    American Chemical Society
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    In this activity on page 2 of the PDF, learners test different materials to find out which is the best insulator. Learners use aluminum foil, newspaper, plastic wrap, and wax paper to insulate ice...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    Pratt School of Engineering, Duke University
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    Learners apply their knowledge of heat transfer to design two cans - one that will retain heat and one that will cool down quickly. After constructing their cans, learners fill the cans with warm...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 11 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    Community Science Workshop Network
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    Cool off in the heat with this project! Learners use simple materials to build a fan that runs on a motor. This activity introduces learners to circuits and switches as well as conduction and...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 8 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this activity, learners explore liquid crystal thermometers to observe how heat flows by conduction, convection, radiation, and evaporation. This resource includes five mini-explorations in...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 11 - 18 45 to 60 minutes

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