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    Smithsonian Center for Education and Museum Studies
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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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    The Exploratorium
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    In this electrochemistry activity, learners will explore two examples of electroplating. In Part 1, zinc from a galvanized nail (an iron nail which has been coated with zinc by dipping it in molten...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 14 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
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    This is written as a static display, but can easily be adapted to a hands-on experiment for learners to conduct. Sodium phosphate, a clear colorless solution, is combined with six different metal...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 11 - adult 10 to 30 minutes
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    Children's Museum of Indianapolis
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    In this archaeology activity, learners make observations and conduct an experiment to demonstrate the effect saltwater has on artifacts. Use this activity to introduce learners to the process of...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 14 1 to 7 days
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    Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
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    In this chemistry lab activity, learners model the colors of fireworks by burning metallic solutions in a flame and observing the different colors produced. The color is determined by the...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 14 - adult Under 5 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this activity about chemistry and electricity, learners form a battery by placing their hands onto plates of different metals. Learners detect the current by reading a DC microammeter attached...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 6 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this activity, learners discover that our hands are not reliable thermometers. Learners place their palms flat on various surfaces (metal, wood, glass, etc.) and compare how cold the surfaces...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    COSI
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    In this activity about magnetism (page 4 of the PDF), learners will experiment with magnets and different objects to find out that not all metals are attracted to magnets. Even though there are...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 11 10 to 30 minutes
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    Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
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    Learners investigate an iron-fortified cereal by stirring it with a strong magnet. They discover that metallic iron is present in some cereals. Humans need vitamins and minerals--including some...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 14 5 to 10 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this activity, learners light an LED with five cents. Learners use two different metals and some sour, salty water to create a cheap battery. Learners also have the option of checking the...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 8 - 18 10 to 30 minutes

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