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    Lawrence Hall of Science
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    In this easy chemistry activity, learners submerge pennies in different liquids (water, lemon juice, vinegar, liquid hand soap, salt water, and baking soda mixed with water) to observe which best...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 6 - 11 1 to 7 days
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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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    The Exploratorium
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    In this activity, learners use heat to separate zinc and copper in a penny. This experiment demonstrates physical properties and how physical change (phase change) can be used to separate matter.

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 11 - 18 5 to 10 minutes
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    University of Washington
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    In this activity (11th activity on the page), learners use pennies to test their hearing acuity. Learners collect pennies, drop them one at a time on a hard surface and listen to the sounds they...

    free Ages 6 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this chemistry activity, learners explore the amount of copper in a new penny. Learners use toilet bowl cleaner to hollow out the interior of a penny with zinc inside. This experiment will...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 11 - 18 1 to 7 days
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this activity, learners conduct an oxidation experiment that turns old pennies bright and shiny. Learners soak 20 dull, dirty pennies in a bowl of salt and vinegar for five minutes. They rinse...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this activity, learners light an LED with five cents. Learners use two different metals and some sour, salty water to create a cheap battery. Learners also have the option of checking the...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 8 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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    American Chemical Society
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    In this activity on page 6 of the PDF (Chemistry—It’s Elemental), learners explore some of the properties of copper using a few common household ingredients. Learners compare four liquids and their...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    The Tech Interactive
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    In this activity, learners create their own experiment and test which of 4 mixtures of household chemicals turn pennies green over 5 days. This is a great introduction to basic chemical reactions,...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 14 1 to 7 days
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    Children's Museum Of Houston
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    In this activity, learners discover how a piece of fruit can act as an electrolyte, conducting electricity between two different metals. In this way, learners construct a simple battery and record...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 11 10 to 30 minutes

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