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    Institute of Physics
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    In this indoor or outdoor demonstration, use a large and small ball to illustrate conservation of energy and momentum. Learners will compare how high the balls bounce when bounced individually or...

    free Ages 4 - adult Under 5 minutes
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    Twin Cities Public Television
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    This activity (located on page 3 of the PDF) is a full inquiry investigation into bird behaviors. Groups of learners will brainstorm a list of possible behaviors to start, then separate into teams...

    free Ages 8 - 14 2 to 4 hours
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    The University of Texas McDonald Observatory
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    In this activity, learners use the Sun's energy to cook marshmallows. Learners construct the solar oven out of simple everyday materials. They experiment to see how the color of the...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    Before there were clocks, people used shadows to tell time. In this outdoor activity, learners will discover how to tell time using only a compass, a pencil, a handy printout, and a sunny day....

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    Optical Society of America
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    In this optics activity, learners use a shoebox, colored cellophane and sunlight to "change" the colors of gumballs. Learners will be surprised when the green and blue gumballs appear...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 11 10 to 30 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this activity, learners use their hands as tools for indirect measurement. Learners explore how to use ratios to calculate the approximate height of something that can't be measured...

    free Ages 11 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    American Museum of Natural History
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    Learners follow a three-step process to start their own rock collection. Learners will collect rocks, record information about each rock on a Rock Chart, observe and sort their rocks, and create a...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 14 1 to 7 days
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    Science Friday
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    In this activity, learners examine the different materials gardeners add to their soil, and discuss how these materials are important for plant growth. Learners explore how to build a sustainable...

    Over $20 per student Ages 11 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    Children's Museum Of Houston
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    In this math activity, learners jump and measure how far they can jump on different surfaces using different jumping techniques. Learners practice collecting and analyzing data as well as using...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 4 - 8 10 to 30 minutes
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    Kohl Children's Museum
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    In this activity, learners investigate and compare the rate of drying in different conditions. Learners place wet dish cloths in front of a fan, on a flat surface inside the room, in a box with a...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 6 - 11 30 to 45 minutes

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