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    The Exploratorium
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    In this activity, learners use crayons to draw conclusions about rocks and the rock cycle. Learners form crayons ((which can be "weathered"—heated, compressed and cooled—like rocks) into...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    Institute of Physics
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    In this physics demonstration, learners are challenged to break a raw egg just by squeezing it. Learners will be shocked by their inability to complete the deceivingly simple challenge. Use this...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 4 - adult Under 5 minutes
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    American Chemical Society
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    In this simple activity, learners see the production of a gas, which visibly fills up a balloon placed over the neck of a bottle. Inside the bottle, water and an effervescent antacid tablet are...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - 14 5 to 10 minutes
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    IEEE
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    In this activity, learners explore how a hydraulic pump works. Learners work in teams to design and build a unique water fountain that employs a hydraulic pump. This lesson also contains a...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 18 2 to 4 hours
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    Smithsonian Center for Education and Museum Studies
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    In this activity related to flight, learners conduct two simple tests to explore how lift works. In "Use Your Lips to Levitate," learners hold a piece of paper, blow over the paper, and...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 8 - 14 5 to 10 minutes
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    IEEE
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    In this activity, learners explore how engineers work to solve the challenges of a society, such as delivering safe drinking water. Learners work in teams to devise a system using everyday...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    NOAA
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    In this weather forecasting activity, learners determine the location of cold and warm fronts on weather plot maps. Learners use colored pencils to mark up and analyze surface pressure, air...

    free Ages 8 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    Integrated Teaching and Learning Program, College of Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder
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    Learners use M&Ms® (or any other multi-color, equally-sized small candy or pieces) to create a pie graph that expresses the composition of air. They compare the composition of the air next to a...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    Lunar and Planetary Institute
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    In this activity, learners discover the relationship between temperature and pressure in the lower atmospheres of Jupiter and Earth. Learners chart the increasing temperature as they add pressure...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this activity, learners use plastic water bottles, wood, and water to build an inexpensive and portable tool to demonstrate one atmosphere of pressure at sea level. Once the tool is assembled...

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

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