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    Lawrence Hall of Science
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    Learners imagine a world covered in a mysterious substance called Oobleck. Learners make this substance and investigate its properties. Using an online program, they then design a spacecraft that...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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    NASA
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    This interactive demonstration reintroduces learners to three states of matter (solid, liquid, gas), and introduces them to a fourth state of matter, plasma. This activity also explores the...

    Over $20 per group Ages 8 - 14 5 to 10 minutes
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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...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 6 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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    NISE Network
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    In this activity, learners discover that the way a material behaves on the macroscale is affected by its structure on the nanoscale. Learners investigate the properties of a heat sensitive liquid...

    Over $20 per group Ages 4 - adult 10 to 30 minutes
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    Children's Museum Of Houston
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    In this activity, learners heat ice and water of the same temperature to get a hands-on look at phase changes. This is an easy and inexpensive way to introduce states of matter and thermodynamics....

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 8 - 14 5 to 10 minutes
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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...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 4 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
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    In this activity, learners separate a mixture of pebbles, salt crystals, and wood pieces. They add water and pour the mixture through a strainer. The pebbles are left in the beaker, the wood is...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 4 - adult Under 5 minutes
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    American Chemical Society
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    In this introductory activity, learners discover that sugar and food coloring dissolve in water but neither dissolves in oil. Based on their observations, learners can conclude that both solids and...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this activity, learners use heat to separate zinc and copper in a penny. This experiment demonstrates physical properties and how physical change (phase change) can be used to separate matter.

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 11 - 18 5 to 10 minutes
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    COSI
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    In this physics activity (page 4 of the PDF), learners will--using nothing more than a coat hanger and some string--explore and understand sound energy and how it moves. Use this activity to...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 11 5 to 10 minutes

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