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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...

    Ages 4 - adult
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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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    Institute of Physics
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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...

    Ages 4 - adult
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    Lawrence Hall of Science
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    What keeps bubbles and other things, like airplanes, floating or flying in the air? In this activity, learners blow bubbles and wave 3x5 cards above, below and on different sides of the bubbles to...

    Ages 4 - 14
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    American Chemical Society
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    In this activity, learners make film canister rocket ships. A fin pattern is glued onto the outside of the canister, and fuel (water and half an antacid tablet) is mixed inside the canister. When...

    Ages 4 - 14
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    Iridescent
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    In this engineering design challenge, learners build an air-powered spinning machine. As learners work their way through the design process, they can upload descriptions and images of their plans,...

    Ages 4 - 18
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this activity, learners create a tornado in a bottle to observe a spiraling, funnel-shaped vortex. A simple connector device allows water to drain from a 2-liter bottle into a second bottle....

    Ages 4 - 14
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    Science Museum of Minnesota
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    Experiment with force and pressure by building a balloon rocket. When launched, the balloon will run a track wherever you place the string. All you need is a balloon, clothespin, a straw, some tape...

    Ages 4 - 11
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    Institute of Physics
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    In this demonstration, learners observe the effects of density and pressure. A "diver" constructed out of a piece of straw and Blu-Tack will bob inside a bottle filled with water. This...

    Ages 4 - adult