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    California Academy of Sciences
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    In this activity, learners visualize the differences in water density and relate this to the potential consequences of increased glacial melting. This activity can be conducted as a demonstration...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 14 2 to 4 hours
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    American Chemical Society
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    In this activity, learners explore the process of condensation. After seeing water vapor condense, learners will help design a test to see if cooling water vapor has an effect on the rate of...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 6 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    Integrated Teaching and Learning Program, College of Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder
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    Learners cover a bottle with a balloon. When they immerse the bottle in warm water, the balloon inflates. When they immerse the bottle in a bowl of ice, the balloon deflates. Learners understand...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 8 - 14 5 to 10 minutes
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    Twin Cities Public Television
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    In this quick SciGirls activity (page 1 of the PDF), learners will be introduced to the concept of thermal conductivity. A metal knife and a plastic knife are each poked into slices of cold butter...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 8 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    Institute of Physics
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    In this demonstration, learners will be "wowed" as three matches burn to form a triangular pyramid shape and "magically" rise off the table. Learners will observe as the matches...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 4 - adult Under 5 minutes
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    American Chemical Society
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    This three-part activity consists of an activity that groups of learners develop themselves, a given procedure, and an optional demonstration. First, learners discuss examples of evaporation and...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 6 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    New England Aquarium
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    In this activity, learners explore how salt water freezes in comparison to fresh water. Use this experiment to consider how pond animals survive cold winters in comparison to animals that live in...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 6 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    NOAA
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    In this quick and easy activity and/or demonstration, learners use two empty 2-liter bottles and hot tap water to illustrate the effect of heat on pressure. Learners will be surprised to see what...

    free Ages 6 - 18 5 to 10 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    This highly visual model demonstrates the atomic theory of matter which states that a gas is made up of tiny particles of atoms that are in constant motion, smashing into each other. Balls,...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 14 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 color and cut out a spiral-shaped snake. When they hang their snake over a radiator, the snake spins. This is because the heated air is less dense and rises, pushing against the snake and...

    free Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes

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