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    Colorado State University
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    In this demonstration, learners can observe a number of small convection cells generated from a mixture of aluminum powder and silicon oil on a hot plate. This demonstration helps learners...

    Ages 8 - 14
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    Twin Cities Public Television
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    This activity (on page 2 of the PDF) is a full inquiry investigation into sound. Groups of learners will use a decibel meter or a simple set of benchmark sounds to record and quantify sound levels...

    Ages 8 - 14
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    Integrated Teaching and Learning Program, College of Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder
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    Learners build a simple aneroid barometer to learn about changes in barometric pressure and weather forecasting. They observe their barometer and record data over a period of days. This activity...

    Ages 8 - 14
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    Twin Cities Public Television
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    This activity (located on page 3 of the PDF) is a full inquiry investigation into Bernoulli’s principle and airplane wings. Learners will design and build their own airplane wing models out of...

    Ages 8 - 14
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    COSI
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    In this physics activity, learners build their own rockets out of film canisters and construction paper. Learners discover how a chemical reaction (from a mix of water and Alka-Seltzer) creates gas...

    Ages 6 - 18
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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...

    Ages 6 - 11
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this activity, learners explore Boyle's Law and discover that water will boil at room temperature if its pressure is lowered. Learners conduct an experiment using a plastic syringe and...

    Ages 11 - 18
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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...

    Ages 6 - 11
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    Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
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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...

    Ages 4 - 14
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    COSI
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    In this chemistry activity, learners explore chemical reactions and their effects, including the kind of reaction in the human body that makes people burp! Specifically, learners experiment with...

    Ages 8 - 11

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