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    Lawrence Hall of Science
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    In this outdoor activity, learners use only their senses to to find the extremes of several environmental variables or physical factors: wind, temperature, light, slope and moisture. Learners also...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 6 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    PBS
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    In this "Sid the Science Kid" activity, learners observe reversible change while thinking about ways to make ice melt. Learners freeze a piece of fruit in an ice cube and then explore...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 4 - 6 2 to 4 hours
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    American Chemical Society
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    In this activity, learners examine the parts of a thermometer. After placing a thermometer in hot and cold water, learners look at molecular model animations of the liquid in a thermometer....

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 11 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    Bridge: Online Ocean Science Education Resource Center
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    Why is ocean water sometimes the warmest when the average daily air temperature starts to drop? In this activity, learners explore the differing heat capacities of water and air using real data....

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 11 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    American Chemical Society
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    Learners design their own experiment to investigate whether the temperature of the surrounding water affects the rate at which the colored coating dissolves from an M&M. When they conduct their...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 4 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    EPA
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    This lesson plan enables learners to explore the differences between weather and climate. They collect local weather data for a defined period of time, and then compare these data with longer-term...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 11 - 14 1 to 4 weeks
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    American Museum of Natural History
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    In this experiment, learners work in teams to investigate how the color of a surface influences its ability to reflect light and therefore heat. The ratio of light reflected to that received is...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 11 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    Cornell Center for Materials Research
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    In this activity (pages 3-4), learners investigate the properties of smart materials, which are materials that respond to things that happen around them. This activity explores the properties of...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 8 - adult 10 to 30 minutes
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    IEEE
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    In this activity, learners explore how engineers have met the challenge of keeping foods, liquids, and other items cool. Learners learn about heat transfer, vacuums, and insulation and design a...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    WGBH
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    In this activity, challenge learners to keep an ice cube from completely melting in 30 minutes. Learners engineer a box or wrap to prevent an ice cube from melting. Use this activity to introduce...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 11 30 to 45 minutes

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