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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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    This is an activity that demonstrates how batteries work using simple household materials. Learners use a pickle, aluminum foil and a pencil to create an electrical circuit that powers a buzzer....

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 11 - 18 30 to 45 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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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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    In this activity, learners investigate how wind can create surface currents and how waves move. Learners also discover how wind can affect oil spills.

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 8 - 11 45 to 60 minutes
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    American Physical Society
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    Learners use compasses to detect the magnetic field created by current moving through a wire. This is one of four activities learners can complete related to PhysicsQuest 2008. Each activity gives...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 11 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this activity, learners simulate the process of DNA fingerprinting by using electricity to separate colored dyes. Learners use simple materials to assemble a comb (electrophoresis chamber) to...

    Over $20 per group Ages 11 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this activity about electricity, learners produce a spark that they can feel, see, and hear. Learners rub a Styrofoam plate with wool to give it an electric charge. Then, they use the charged...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this activity, learners create a tiny electric, motorized dancer. Learners use the interactions of magnetism and electric current to make a wire spin, while displaying the Lorentz Force in...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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    Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
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    Learners build a simple one-cell battery and use an ammeter to measure the flow of current. They add solutions of sodium sulfate and copper sulfate to separate bowls, and connect the solutions with...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 11 - adult Under 5 minutes
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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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