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    University of California Museum of Paleontology
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    Learners explore the physical properties of a variety of balls and how they bounce. The point of the activity is not necessarily to have students arrive at a precise explanation for the phenomena...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 11 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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    Make
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    In this three-part activity, learners use paper to explore Bernoulli's Principle — fast-moving air has lower pressure than non-moving air. First, learners observe what happens when they hold a...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 8 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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    Institute of Physics
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    This is a highly visual demonstration that illustrates both the effects of density and chemical reactions. Like a density column, volcano eruption, and Alka-seltzer reaction all in one, learners...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 4 - adult 5 to 10 minutes
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    Science Museum of Minnesota
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    Break open that used musical toy and squish some Play-Doh over the circuit boards, and you will hear some weird and distorted sounds the manufacturer never intended! In this activity learners...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 4 - adult 45 to 60 minutes
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    Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
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    Learners experiment with a commercially available liquid-crystal coaster. They warm the material with their hands for varying lengths of time and observe the changing colors that result. As the...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 4 - 14 5 to 10 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this activity, you'll use a straw, a water bottle and a paper tube to make an instrument that's very much like a saxophone. The activity, which teaches students about sound, vibration,...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    NASA
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    In this activity, learners make a flip book that shows the progression of two solar events on reversible sides of the flip book. Event choices include the sunspot cycle, differential rotation of...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 11 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this demonstration, learners investigate mass, gravity, and acceleration by dropping a wooden bar with a balloon attached to its underside, a mass suspended from it by rubber bands, and a sharp...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 11 - 18 5 to 10 minutes
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    Science Museum of Minnesota
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    Learn about friction and kinetic energy with this cool spinning toy. The designer of this activity, an artist named Vollis Simpson, made his whirligig from old beer cans, but we can make ours out...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 11 45 to 60 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this activity, learners build a recording timer made from simple materials (e.g., small dc motor, sharpie pen, craft sticks, adding machine paper tape, etc.). The device produces a record of...

    Over $20 per group Ages 14 - 18 1 to 2 hours

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