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    The Exploratorium
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    This activity provides step-by-step instructions on how to build a rain stick, a musical instrument originating in South America. With a cardboard tube, some nails, and a handful of uncooked beans...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 11 10 to 30 minutes
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    NOAA
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    In this weather activity/demonstration, learners watch as a ping pong ball is suspended in a stream of air supplied by a hair dryer. This demonstration of the Bernoulli Principle models how...

    free Ages 6 - 14 5 to 10 minutes
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    In this activity, learners observe the hydrologic cycle in action as water evaporates and condenses to form rain right before their eyes. Learners perform a simple experiment to precipitate "...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 4 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    COSI
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    In this environmental science activity (page 4 of the PDF), learners use vinegar and chalk to observe the effect of acid rain on various building materials and plant life. Learners will explore how...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 6 - 14 4 to 24 hours
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    American Museum of Natural History
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    This three-part activity shows learners how to build three meteorology tools: a wind vane, a rain gauge, and a barometer. Then, they can use their tools to build their own weather station to record...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 14 1 to 7 days
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    The Exploratorium
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    Rainsticks, filled with pebbles and seeds, create sounds that mimic falling rain. Instead of buying a pre-made one, how about building your own with material you can find around your house!

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    Lunar and Planetary Institute
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    In this activity, learners observe the water cycle in action! Water vapor in a tumbler condenses on chilled aluminum foil — producing the liquid form of water familiar to us as rain and dew....

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    Integrated Teaching and Learning Program, College of Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder
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    In this design-based lesson, learners study flood dynamics as they modify a riverbed with blockages or levees to simulate real-world scenarios. Learners will learn about floodplains, consider...

    Over $20 per group Ages 11 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    Colorado State University
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    In this activity, learners examine raindrop bottles (prepared ahead of time) to observe in slow motion the behavior of falling droplets and explore concepts such as drag and terminal velocity. As...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 8 - 14 5 to 10 minutes
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    Colorado State University
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    In this activity, learners explore clouds and how they form. Learners compare the cloud formation in two bottles, one with air freshener and one without, to examine the importance of condensation...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 18 5 to 10 minutes

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