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    The Exploratorium
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    In this hands-on and feet-on excursion, learners take a science walk to visualize the planet's immense size and numerous structures, without the usual scale and ratio dimensions found in most...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 11 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    American Association for the Advancement of Science
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    Learners model the ocean currents that carry hot water from the tropics to northern latitudes. By placing small containers of hot and cold water inside a larger container of cold water, learners...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 11 10 to 30 minutes
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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 activity, learners investigate convection by using food coloring and water of different temperatures. Through this experiment, learners discover the effect of gravity, density, and...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 11 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    Integrated Teaching and Learning Program, College of Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder
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    Learners cover a bottle with a balloon. When they immerse the bottle in warm water, the balloon inflates. When they immerse the bottle in a bowl of ice, the balloon deflates. Learners understand...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 8 - 14 5 to 10 minutes
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    Centers for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence
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    In this activity, learners explore density, convection, stratification, and, by inference, the melting of icebergs. Learners make hypotheses, test their hypotheses, and explain their observations.

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 11 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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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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    Integrated Teaching and Learning Program, College of Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder
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    Learners color and cut out a spiral-shaped snake. When they hang their snake over a radiator, the snake spins. This is because the heated air is less dense and rises, pushing against the snake and...

    free Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    Lunar and Planetary Institute
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    In this activity, learners use a toaster to generate wind and compare the appliance's heat source to Jupiter's own hot interior. Learners discover that convection drives wind on Jupiter...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes

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