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    In this activity, learners simulate the process of DNA fingerprinting by using electricity to separate colored dyes. Learners use simple materials to assemble a comb (electrophoresis chamber) to...

    Over $20 per group Ages 11 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    Build a hydrometer (measures the density of a liquid) using a pipet or eyedropper.

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 8 - 18 5 to 10 minutes
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    In this activity, learners explore Boyle's Law and discover that water will boil at room temperature if its pressure is lowered. Learners conduct an experiment using a plastic syringe and...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 11 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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    In this activity, learners create and experiment with wind tubes. These tubes are a playful and inventive way to explore the effect that moving air has on objects. Construction uses everyday...

    Over $20 per group Ages 4 - adult 1 to 2 hours
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    Yes, you can weigh your car by figuring out your wheel's tire pressure combined with the "tire's footprint." You'll need someone with a car, driver's license, and...

    free Ages 11 - adult 10 to 30 minutes
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    In this activity, learners explore how different deodorants work. Learners treat agar plates with different types of deodorants and compare the bacteria growth on the plates to the control sample.

    $10 - $20 per student Ages 11 - 18 1 to 7 days
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    In this activity, learners explore liquid crystals, light and temperature. Using a postcard made of temperature-sensitive liquid crystal material, learners monitor temperature changes. By observing...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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    In this demonstration/activity, learners observe as a regular size marshmallow is blown through a tube made from a manila file folder. The result is spectacular, and the process provides a great...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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    This is an activity about reaction times. Just how quickly must an NHL goalie respond to save a shot, and how does your reaction time compare? In order to figure out, learners must describe motion...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 14 - adult 10 to 30 minutes
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    In this activity, learners build a simple mechanism that regulates the "escape" of energy released by a falling weight by portioning it into discrete amounts. Escapements are found in...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 11 - 18 45 to 60 minutes

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