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    This activity provides instructions for building a mirrored tube--a smaller and simpler version of a submarine's periscope--that lets you see around corners and over walls. Get a hands-on...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    This hands-on activity shows you how to build basic architectural shapes out of toothpicks and gumdrops. Learners explore how different shapes are more stable than others, and are introduced to...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 11 30 to 45 minutes
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    In this activity, learners make a yeast-air balloon to get a better idea of what yeast can do. Learners discover that the purpose of leaveners like yeast is to produce the gas that makes bread rise...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 4 - 18 5 to 10 minutes
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    In this activity, learners use simple materials to create giant bubbles. Learners will explore what gives bubbles their shape, what makes them break or last, what causes the colors and patterns in...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 6 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    This activity provides instructions for using cornstarch and water to make an ooze which has the properties of both a solid and liquid.

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 4 - 11 10 to 30 minutes
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    This activity shows you how to make amazing crystal spikes using Epsom salt and the sun. When Epsom salt is dissolved in water and placed in a container in the sun, the water evaporates, leaving...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 11 1 to 2 hours
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    With a magnet, iron fillings, and a bottle, you can create a cool demonstration about magnetic lines of force: the fillings will arrange themselves within the magnet's magnetic field.

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 18 Under 5 minutes
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    This activity shows learners (with adult supervision) how to make a Glitter Globe, a fabulous toy that shimmers when you shake it. The ingredients of the Globe--rubbing alcohol, vegetable oil, and...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 11 10 to 30 minutes
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    In this activity, learners repeat patterns in two and three dimensions to create tessellations. This activity combines the creativity of an art project with the challenge of solving a puzzle. This...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 4 - 8 45 to 60 minutes
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    This Exploratorium activity explores size and scale. Through four levels of screen sizes, learners can sort out objects of different sizes. Sorting based on size is important to many disciplines...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 14 5 to 10 minutes

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