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    The Exploratorium
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    In this classic hands-on activity, learners estimate the length of a molecule by floating a fatty acid (oleic acid) on water. This lab asks learners to record measurements and make calculations...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 11 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    Mount Holyoke College
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    In this kitchen chemistry activity, learners explore the chemistry of crystals by making sugar crystals, consider a common chemical reaction type responsible for the rising of muffins and cake in...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 14 1 to 7 days
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    Integrated Teaching and Learning Program, College of Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder
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    Learners create beautiful fluid motion. They explore fluid dynamics, surface tension, solubility, and buoyancy while mixing liquids together. Learners can photograph or film the fluid motion for...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 11 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
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    Learners investigate the properties of the liquids in two bottles. One contains layers of oil and water, and one contains oil, water, and soap. Learners shake the bottles and observe the difference...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 4 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    NISE Network
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    In this activity, learners explore how the application of nano-sized "whiskers" can protect clothing from stains. Learners investigate the hydrophobic properties of pants made from nano...

    Over $20 per group Ages 4 - adult 5 to 10 minutes
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    NISE Network
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    In this activity, learners explore how the application of nano-sized particles or coatings can change a bigger material’s properties. Learners investigate the hydrophobic properties of plants, nano...

    Over $20 per group Ages 4 - adult 10 to 30 minutes
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    NISE Network
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    This is an activity/demo in which learners are exposed to the difference bewteen hydrophobic surfaces (water repelling) and hydrophilic surfaces (water loving). This activity also demonstrates how...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 6 - adult 10 to 30 minutes
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    Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
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    Learners use a simple process to extract DNA from strawberries. After mashing a strawberry in a plastic bag, they add soap solution (to break open the cell and nuclear membranes), meat tenderizer ...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    Science Friday
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    In this activity, learners experiment with creating various types of bubble solutions and testing which ingredients form longer-lasting bubbles. Learners investigate how surface tension works and...

    $10 - $20 per student Ages 11 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    NISE Network
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    In this activity, learners explore how water behaves differently when it comes in contact with "nano sand" and regular sand. Learners learn about the hydrophobic properties of "nano...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 4 - adult 5 to 10 minutes

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