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    Children's Museum of Indianapolis
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    In this activity, learners discover that sand is the major ingredient in glass. They carry out a guided investigation involving chocolate to see what happens when heat is applied to a material that...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 11 45 to 60 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this optics activity, learners discover how they can make glass objects "disappear." Learners submerge glass objects like stirring rods into a beaker of Wesson™ oil to explore how the...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 6 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    Cornell Center for Materials Research
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    In this activity, learners discover the principles of edible glass by making a supersaturated sugar solution. The goal of this activity is to provide an interesting experiment which learners of...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - adult 2 to 4 hours
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    American Chemical Society
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    In this activity on page 4 of the PDF, learners make some special effects, including snow and breaking glass, with supplies found in the home. In the first activity, learners make and observe four...

    $10 - $20 per student Ages 8 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    Lawrence Hall of Science
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    In this activity, learners search for various kinds of items made from minerals around their home or school, including toothpaste, wall paint, kitty litter, and bricks. The PDF contains a check off...

    free Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    COSI
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    In this environmental activity (page 6 of the PDF), learners identify household products that are recyclable and explore the different types of recyclable plastics. Although this was created as a...

    free Ages 8 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    Children's Museum of Indianapolis
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    In this experience, learners use the internet to research physical details about Chihuly's Fireworks of Glass "Tower" and "Ceiling" and consider the decisions Chihuly had...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 11 1 to 2 hours
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    Children's Museum of Indianapolis
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    In this activity, learners explore the history of making objects from glass and artistry of Dale Chihuly. Learners visit an online "hot shop" to discover how glass is transformed into...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 11 1 to 2 hours
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    BBC
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    In this online activity, learners investigate the material properties of wood, metal, plastic, glass, and wool. Learners investigate the strength, flexibility, transparency of these materials to...

    free Ages 6 - 11 5 to 10 minutes
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    Smithsonian Center for Education and Museum Studies
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    In this on site "field trip" activity (located on pages 6-9 of PDF), learners get hands-on experience identifying building materials by playing "Building Bingo". To play, teams...

    free Ages 8 - 14 1 to 2 hours

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