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    The University of Texas McDonald Observatory
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    In this activity, learners observe colors in the flame of a burning candle to explore connections between matter, light, color and temperature -- basic concepts of matter and energy. Then, learners...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 14 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    Make
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    In this activity, learners create a "Jam Jar Jet" based on Francois Reynst's discovery of a pulsejet engine, which uses one opening for both air intake and exhaust. Learners will be...

    $10 - $20 per student Ages 14 - adult 2 to 4 hours
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this activity, learners burn a peanut, which produces a flame that can be used to boil away water and count the calories contained in the peanut. Learners use a formula to calculate the calories...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 11 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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    Mount Holyoke College
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    This activity teaches combustion as the interaction of a fuel source and oxygen. A burning candle is observed, then extinguished—first by a glass cup placed over it to cut off the oxygen supply,...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 4 - 8 5 to 10 minutes