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    In this activity, learners model directed evolution by making paper fly. Learners construct and fly paper airplanes. During the first round, they calculate the average distance the planes fly and...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    Things that are different sizes and stiffness vibrate differently, and in this Exploratorium Science Snack, you'll see how rings of various diameters react to vibration and external forces....

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 8 - 18 5 to 10 minutes
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    This is an activity that demonstrates how batteries work using simple household materials. Learners use a pickle, aluminum foil and a pencil to create an electrical circuit that powers a buzzer....

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 11 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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    Electrolysis is the breakdown of water into hydrogen and oxygen. This Exploratorium activity allows learners to visualize the process with an acid-based indicator. This activity also has helpful...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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    In this activity, learners explore the "nuts and bolts" of gene chips. Learners construct a simple model of a DNA microarray (also known as gene chips) and learn how microarrays can be...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 14 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    In this design and physics challenge, learners construct a cylindrical wing, fly it, make modifications, and determine how the changes affect flight patterns. This activity introduces learners to...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 8 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    In this activity, learners explore chemiluminescence and fluorescence. Learners examine 3 different solutions in regular light, in the dark with added bleach solution, and under a black light. This...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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    With a bit of PVC, a laser, a can/cup, and a small mirror, you can make a device that visualizes you voice or any sound transmitted into the cup/can. Make beautiful patterns on a white wall as you...

    free Ages 8 - adult 10 to 30 minutes
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    Make a cuíca (“kwee-ka”), a traditional Brazilian musical instrument that originated in Africa. Played primarily in Brazil, now you can play it at home, too, with this Exploratorium produced activity.

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - adult 10 to 30 minutes
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    In this math activity related to light, learners assemble a photometer and use it to estimate the power output of the Sun. Learners construct the photometer by making a grease spot on white paper...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 14 - 18 10 to 30 minutes

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