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    The California Study, Inc.
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    In this activity, learners explore how various energy sources can be used to cause a turbine to rotate. Learners will construct a turbine that is not strong enough to operate an electrical...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    The Exploratorium
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    This Exploratorium activity can be used in many contexts because geysers are great opportunities for learning about heat and temperature changes as well as geological/space science phenomena. You&...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 8 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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    Perkins School for the Blind
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    This activity was designed for blind learners, but all types of learners can use it to investigate how different materials vary in their conduction of heat. Learners with visual impairments can...

    Over $20 per group Ages 11 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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    Mount Holyoke College
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    In this activity, learners explore atoms as the smallest building blocks of matter. With adult help, learners start by dividing play dough in half, over and over again. Then they use a notebook (a...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 4 - 8 10 to 30 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this activity, high voltage is applied across a pickle to emit a yellow glow. This activity should only be conducted by skilled adults and is best suited as a demonstration. Optional extensions...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    Colorado State University
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    In this activity about phase change and condensation, learners boil water in an empty pop bottle in the microwave. Then, learners stretch a balloon over the mouth of the bottle and will be...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 8 - 14 Under 5 minutes
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    Colorado State University
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    In this dramatic activity/demonstration about phase change and condensation, learners place an aluminum can filled with about two tablespoons of water on a stove burner. When steam begins to exit...

    free Ages 8 - 14 5 to 10 minutes
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    California Energy Commission
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    In this activity, learners make a model of a power plant that uses steam. Learners use simple materials like foil, a tin can, and a pot of water to model a geothermal power plant. Learners use a...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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    Twin Cities Public Television
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    In this activity (located on page 2), learners will construct tiny model geysers out of film canisters, warm water, and antacid seltzer tablets. Thinking about what happens inside the canister to...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 30 to 45 minutes