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    New Jersey Department of Education
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    In this activity learners explore surface tension. Why are certain objects able to float on the surface of water and how do detergents break the surface tension of water? Included in the lesson...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    NASA
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    In this activity, learners build a sled kite that models a type of airfoil called a parawing. Learners keep a journal on the behavior of the kite and test different variables (tail, tail length,...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 11 1 to 2 hours
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    New Jersey Department of Education
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    Water sticks to all kinds of things in nature — flowers, leaves, spider webs - and doesn't stick to others, such as a duck's back. In this activity, learners explore water adhesion (when...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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    Smithsonian Center for Education and Museum Studies
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    Learners will compare the growth rate and appearance of crystals forming on small rocks to those growing on miscellaneous objects. Learners will also investigate how temperature (warm vs. cool room...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 1 to 7 days
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    Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
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    Learners investigate how temperature affects the rate of chemical reactions by observing how steel wool reacts with various types of Kool-Aid solutions at different temperatures. The reaction is...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 6 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    American Museum of Natural History
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    In this experiment, learners work in pairs to create two gloves -- one that contains a layer of shortening (blubber) inside, and one that doesn't. By putting both glove-covered hands in a...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    Lawrence Hall of Science
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    Dig a hole, line it, fill it with fresh water, and you have a water hole: a good place to study colonization. In this outdoor activity, learners create a controlled experiment to study the effects...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 18 1 to 12 months
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    WGBH
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    In this activity, learners engineer a flying glider using paper hoops and a drinking straw. Learners can alter the glider design and flight distance by adjusting the number of hoops or the sizes of...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - 11 10 to 30 minutes
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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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    In this activity, challenge learners to design a roller coaster ride for a marble using cardboard and other simple materials. The goal is to have the marble go slow, so it takes as long as possible...

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

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