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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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    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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    California Academy of Sciences
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    In this activity, learners will examine various world data maps to combine the information and predict which areas could be tropical rainforests. This will help learners discover how living and non...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 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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