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    COSI
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    In this physics activity (page 4 of the PDF), learners will construct their own spiral "snake" and use it to explore the relationship between heat and kinetic energy. They will observe...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 11 10 to 30 minutes
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    Astronomical Society of the Pacific
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    This fun and simple hands-on astronomy activity lets learners make 3-dimensional models of the Earth and Moon. Using the Sun's light, learners will discover that the Moon rotates in the same...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 6 - adult 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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    Learners work in teams to design and build solar water heating devices that mimic those used in residences to capture energy in the form of solar radiation and convert it to thermal energy. This...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 14 - 18 1 to 7 days
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    Center for Engineering Educational Outreach, Tufts University
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    Learners construct one or more of the following kinds of sundials: a shadow plot, a horizontal sundial, and a diptych sundial. They track the position of the sun during the course of a day, and use...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 11 - 14 1 to 7 days
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    BioEd
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    This activity generates learner excitement about light through the creation of a room-sized rainbow. Learners also make their own "rainbow" drawings that incorporate the sequence of...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    In this activity, learners make a solar oven. Learners witness the awesome power of the sun to make a yummy treat--a chocolate chip cookie!

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 6 - 11 30 to 45 minutes
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    American Association for the Advancement of Science
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    Learners build a simple solar oven from a shoebox, black construction paper, and aluminum foil. Over the course of a few hours, the oven heats up water enough to brew tea. When learners set up a...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 11 45 to 60 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    This activity shows you how to make amazing crystal spikes using Epsom salt and the sun. When Epsom salt is dissolved in water and placed in a container in the sun, the water evaporates, leaving...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 11 1 to 2 hours
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    NOAA
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    In this activity, learners experiment and observe how the color of materials that cover the Earth affects the amounts of sunlight our planet absorbs. Use this activity to begin discussions on...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 8 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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    In this activity (page 5 of the PDF), learners will create a food web and explore food sources for different organisms. They will identify relationships between organisms in an ecosystem. Though...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 6 - 11 45 to 60 minutes

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