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    Lawrence Hall of Science
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    This is an interactive online activity, in which learners equip a virtual electromagnet and see how many iron filings it can pick up. Learners change various characteristics of the electromagnet...

    free Ages 8 - 14 Under 5 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this activity about electricity, learners explore what happens when you blow a fuse. Learners short-circuit a battery using copper wire (a good conductor with very low resistance) and thin iron...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    Science Museum of Minnesota
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    This is a perfect summertime lunch activity! Pico Cricket is required (micro controller). First, get a bunch of cut up fruit, line them up, then plug a piece of fruit with a Pico Cricket sensor...

    Over $20 per group Ages 8 - adult 45 to 60 minutes
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    Science Museum of Minnesota
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    In this activity, learners explore electricity and conductivity to find that many things conduct electricity including copper, pencil lead, fruit, play-doh, and even people! Learners set up a...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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    American Chemical Society
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    In this activity on page 10 of the PDF, learners detect the amount of energy that can flow through a sodium chloride electrolyte solution with a light sensor. Learners construct an electrolyte...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    Twin Cities Public Television
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    In this technology activity, learners build simple circuits, design soft circuits using conductive thread, and then sew switch-activated circuits. Learner make a wearable fashion accessory, like a...

    Over $20 per student Ages 8 - 14 2 to 4 hours
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    New Jersey Department of Education
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    In this activity, learners investigate the different salinity levels of oceans, rivers and estuaries. Learners then use experimentation to determine which sample is the best model of each type of...

    Over $20 per group Ages 8 - adult 1 to 7 days
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this activity, learners build a simple qualitative conductivity tester with a battery, bulb and foil. Then learners use the device to test if a solution, a series of solutions, and a solution...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 11 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    Twin Cities Public Television
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    In this quick SciGirls activity (page 1 of the PDF), learners will be introduced to the concept of thermal conductivity. A metal knife and a plastic knife are each poked into slices of cold butter...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 8 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    NISE Network
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    In this activity, educators can demonstrate how the nanoscale arrangement of atoms dramatically impacts a material’s macroscale behavior. Learners investigate the structure and properties of four...

    Over $20 per group Ages 6 - adult 10 to 30 minutes

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