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    Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
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    Using yeast, sugar, and water, learners create a chemical reaction which produces carbon dioxide (CO2) gas inside a 2-liter bottle. They use this gas to inflate a balloon. This reaction shows the...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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    In this activity, learners participate in a scavenger hunt, searching for and recognizing minerals and products that contain minerals. They make note of their finds on a Mineral Scavenger Hunt...

    free Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    In this experiment, learners will conduct chemical and physical tests to identify mystery substances. This experiment is very flexible, allowing educators to determine the number of unknowns to...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    Learners smell balloons filled with different scents to guess what's inside. From this, they infer the presence and motion of scented molecules. This is a good introduction to atoms and...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 4 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    Learners make their own acid-base indicator from red cabbage. They use this indicator to test substances around the house. Red cabbage juice is purple in water (neutral), pink or red in vinegar ...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    In this activity, learners create a mixture of water, alcohol and permanent marker ink, and then add salt to form a colored alcohol layer on top of a colorless water layer. The reason this happens...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 11 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    Learners investigate one factor affecting reaction rates: temperature. In a darkened room, two identical lightsticks are placed in water -- one in hot water and one in cold water. The lightstick in...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 14 5 to 10 minutes
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    Learners investigate how temperature affects the rate of chemical reactions by observing how steel wool reacts with various types of Kool-Aid solutions at different temperatures. The reaction is...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 6 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    Eggs are placed in vinegar for one or two days to dissolve the shells. Then, learners place the eggs in water or corn syrup and observe them over a period of days. Through the process of osmosis,...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 14 1 to 7 days
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    In this activity (on page 2 of the PDF), learners make a plastic protein polymer from milk. Adding vinegar to milk causes the protein casein to solidify or curdle. After allowing the casein to dry,...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 14 1 to 7 days

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