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    Yes, you can weigh your car by figuring out your wheel's tire pressure combined with the "tire's footprint." You'll need someone with a car, driver's license, and...

    free Ages 11 - adult 10 to 30 minutes
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    In this activity, learners simulate Otto von Guericke's famous Magdeburg Hemispheres experiment. In this modern, low cost version, a pair of learners try to pull apart two suction cups (dent...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 11 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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    In this activity, learners explore how changes in fluid pressure affect the buoyancy of a Cartesian diver inside a plastic soda bottle. This guide includes instructions for building a diver out of...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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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...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 11 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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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 activity, learners (at least three) work together to explore the effects of atmospheric pressure. A learner (at least 100 lbs) will step inside an extra large trash bag, while another...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 14 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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    In this two-part activity, learners use everyday materials to visualize one mole of gas or 22.4 liters of gas. The first activity involves sublimating dry ice in large garbage bag. The second...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 11 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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    This highly visual model demonstrates the atomic theory of matter which states that a gas is made up of tiny particles of atoms that are in constant motion, smashing into each other. Balls,...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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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....

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 4 - 14 10 to 30 minutes