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    NISE Network
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    In this activity, learners use their sense of smell to explore the world on the nanoscale. Learners discover that we can smell some things that are too small to see, and that a nanometer is a...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 4 - adult 5 to 10 minutes
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    Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
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    In this activity (p.5-6 of PDF), learners investigate natural selection. Learners discover that natural selection, which takes place over decades, can lead to altered populations within a species....

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 11 10 to 30 minutes
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    American Association for the Advancement of Science
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    Learners classify a variety of objects by their characteristics. They then design an experiment to determine which objects float or sink in water and add this characteristic to their classification...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 11 45 to 60 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this activity, learners make their own heat waves in an aquarium. Warmer water rising through cooler water creates turbulence effects that bend light, allowing you to project swirling shadows...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this optics activity, learners examine how polarized light can reveal stress patterns in clear plastic. Learners place a fork between two pieces of polarizing material and induce stress by...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 18 5 to 10 minutes
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    Astronomical Society of the Pacific
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    In this activity, learners use a simple 3D model to discover why the Moon has phases. This activity is a very rewarding "ah-ha!" moment for learners since it helps to correct one of the...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 6 - adult 10 to 30 minutes
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    Astronomical Society of the Pacific
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    In this fun and simple hands-on astronomy activity, learners construct a model of our place in the Milky Way Galaxy and the distribution of stars, with a quarter and some birdseed. This is a great...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - adult 10 to 30 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this activity, high voltage is applied across a pickle to emit a yellow glow. This activity should only be conducted by skilled adults and is best suited as a demonstration. Optional extensions...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    The Science House
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    In this chemistry demonstration, learners will discover that phenolphthalein is a chemical that displays different colors depending on the acidity or basicity of the environment. Learners will be...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 6 - 18 Under 5 minutes
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    Colorado State University
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    In this demonstration, learners can observe a number of small convection cells generated from a mixture of aluminum powder and silicon oil on a hot plate. This demonstration helps learners...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 8 - 14 5 to 10 minutes

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