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    Institute of Physics
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    In this demonstration, learners observe the effects of air pressure. They will watch as marshmallows inside a bottle expand as a vacuum pump removes air from the bottle. The marshmallows will...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 4 - adult Under 5 minutes
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    COSI
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    In this physics activity (page 3 of the PDF), learners will see firsthand that air takes up space and has pressure by attempting to inflate a balloon inside of a bottle. Though this activity was...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - 11 5 to 10 minutes
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    COSI
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    In this physics activity, learners will investigate the strength of egg shells. They will attempt to stack books on top of inverted half egg shells to see how many they can hold, and the results...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 6 - 11 10 to 30 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this demonstration/activity, learners observe as a regular size marshmallow is blown through a tube made from a manila file folder. The result is spectacular, and the process provides a great...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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    In this physics demonstration, learners are challenged to break a raw egg just by squeezing it. Learners will be shocked by their inability to complete the deceivingly simple challenge. Use this...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 4 - adult Under 5 minutes
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    Smithsonian Center for Education and Museum Studies
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    In this activity related to flight, learners conduct two simple tests to explore how lift works. In "Use Your Lips to Levitate," learners hold a piece of paper, blow over the paper, and...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 8 - 14 5 to 10 minutes
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    Make
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    In this three-part activity, learners use paper to explore Bernoulli's Principle — fast-moving air has lower pressure than non-moving air. First, learners observe what happens when they hold a...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 8 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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    NOAA
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    In this quick activity, learners observe how wind creates ocean currents. By blowing (through straws) on pepper suspended in water, learners will notice how the pepper moves in a clockwise motion,...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 6 - 14 5 to 10 minutes
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    Smithsonian Center for Education and Museum Studies
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    In this activity related to flight, learners build a tiny stream channel to investigate how fluids (air and water) change speed as they flow between and around objects. It includes an explanation ...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    NOAA
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    In this quick and easy activity and/or demonstration, learners use two empty soda cans to illustrate Bernoulli's principle. Learners lay the two cans parallel to each other on a level surface...

    free Ages 6 - 18 5 to 10 minutes

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