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    The Science House
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    In this chemistry activity, learners use chemical reactions to observe the composition of an alloy. Learners will calculate and record the amount (mass and percentage) of copper and zinc in a penny...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 11 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this electrochemistry activity, learners will explore two examples of electroplating. In Part 1, zinc from a galvanized nail (an iron nail which has been coated with zinc by dipping it in molten...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 14 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this activity, learners use heat to separate zinc and copper in a penny. This experiment demonstrates physical properties and how physical change (phase change) can be used to separate matter.

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 11 - 18 5 to 10 minutes
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    Make
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    In this activity, learners take apart a used zinc-carbon dry cell battery. Besides making for an interesting lesson in electrochemistry, taking apart a spent D-cell also allows learners to salvage...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 11 - adult 45 to 60 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this chemistry activity, learners explore the amount of copper in a new penny. Learners use toilet bowl cleaner to hollow out the interior of a penny with zinc inside. This experiment will...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 11 - 18 1 to 7 days
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    The Science House
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    In this chemistry activity, learners use common chemicals and metals to explore single replacement reactions. Learners will record any color changes or gas production for each reaction as well as...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 11 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this activity, learners light an LED with five cents. Learners use two different metals and some sour, salty water to create a cheap battery. Learners also have the option of checking the...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 8 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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    Twin Cities Public Television
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    This is an activity (located on page 3 of the PDF) about nanotechnology making its way into everyday products, such as sunscreen, and how effective these invisible particles may be vs. their old...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 14 2 to 4 hours