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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 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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    American Museum of Natural History
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    In this experiment, learners float colored ice cubes in hot and cold water. They compare the behavior of the melting ice cubes to understand how temperature is related to ocean currents and how...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 11 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    The University of Texas McDonald Observatory
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    In this activity, learners observe colors in the flame of a burning candle to explore connections between matter, light, color and temperature -- basic concepts of matter and energy. Then, learners...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 14 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    American Museum of Natural History
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    This activity helps learners understand how the angle of the Sun affects temperatures around the globe. After experimenting with a heat lamp and thermometers at differing angles, learners apply...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 11 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this activity, learners explore liquid crystals, light and temperature. Using a postcard made of temperature-sensitive liquid crystal material, learners monitor temperature changes. By observing...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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    NASA
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    In this activity, learners are introduced to challenges of maintaining temperatures while living in space. Thinking and acting like scientists and engineers, learners experiment to learn how to...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 14 - 18 1 to 7 days
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    American Museum of Natural History
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    In this activity, learners discover how solar energy can be used to heat water. Learners first discuss energy usage in their daily lives and then divide into pairs to conduct an experiment in which...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 11 - 18 45 to 60 minutes

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