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    The Exploratorium
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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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    Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
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    In this chemistry activity (on page 2 of the PDF), learners make a layered drink with liquids of different densities. The molecules of a denser liquid, like chocolate syrup, are arranged more...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 14 5 to 10 minutes
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    New Jersey Department of Education
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    In this activity learners explore surface tension. Why are certain objects able to float on the surface of water and how do detergents break the surface tension of water? Included in the lesson...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    American Museum of Natural History
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    In this experiment, learners float colored ice cubes in hot and cold water. They compare the behavior of the melting ice cubes to understand how temperature is related to ocean currents and how...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 11 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    New Jersey Department of Education
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    In this investigation, learners explore the force known as buoyancy by placing various objects into water and observing how they behave (for example, which sink more quickly, which float, how much...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
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    Learners work in pairs to design, construct, and test a device that exhibits positive, neutral, and negative buoyancy. They test a number of different objects in water to see if they sink or float....

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 11 45 to 60 minutes
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    Integrated Teaching and Learning Program, College of Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder
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    Learners conduct two activities to investigate two properties of liquids: density and viscosity. In a clear container, learners stack 7 different liquids which will layer according to their density...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 11 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    WGBH
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    In this water activity, learners test which objects float and which sink. Learners discover that objects behave differently in water. Learners are also introduced to the idea of "predicting...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 4 - 6 30 to 45 minutes
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    Centers for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence
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    In this activity, learners are introduced to robotic submarines called gliders. Learners make “gliders” from plastic syringes and compare these to Cartesian bottles and plastic bubbles. Learners...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 11 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this activity, learners investigate convection by using food coloring and water of different temperatures. Through this experiment, learners discover the effect of gravity, density, and...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 11 - 18 45 to 60 minutes

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