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    Lawrence Hall of Science
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    In this activity, learners look at and touch marine animal skulls to compare them and think about what they eat. The activity is written for a museum, but can be done anywhere there are marine...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 4 - adult 10 to 30 minutes
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    In this activity, learners build a "pneumatic trough," a laboratory apparatus used for collecting pure gas samples over water. After building this device, learners can put it to use and...

    $10 - $20 per student Ages 14 - adult 30 to 45 minutes
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    Astronomical Society of the Pacific
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    This fun and simple hands-on astronomy activity lets learners experiment with a bucket, stretchy fabric, marbles, and weights to discover some basics about gravity. Learners will explore how mass...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 6 - adult 10 to 30 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    Learn how to construct a light box by following simple figures and instructions. This guide includes tips on how to assemble a light box; related activities are featured in separate resources....

    $10 - $20 per student Ages 8 - adult 45 to 60 minutes
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    NISE Network
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    In this activity, learners discover how a super-absorbing material can be used to move a straw. Learners discover that hydrogels can absorb a lot of water, like the one used in this activity, which...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 4 - adult 5 to 10 minutes
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    Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
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    Learners observe working lava lamps to understand how they work (included in PDF link). Learners discover that liquids may not be miscible, or won't mix together, because of differences in...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - adult 10 to 30 minutes
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    In this activity, learners make a small batch of biodiesel that will work in any diesel engine. Learners use an old juice bottle as a "reactor" vessel to chemically process vegetable oil...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 14 - adult 1 to 7 days
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    NISE Network
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    In this activity, learners use chemistry to “self-assemble” gummy shapes. Learners discover that self-assembly is a process by which molecules and cells form themselves into functional structures....

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 4 - adult 10 to 30 minutes
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    NISE Network
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    This activity introduces learners to the structure and properties of carbon nanotubes. Visitors learn how the carbon atoms are arranged in a carbon nanotube, and that nanotubes are extremely strong...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 6 - adult 10 to 30 minutes
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    In this activity, learners use chemistry to produce weathered "antiqued" paper with burned edges. Learners first soak white paper in coffee and then apply a charring solution of ammonium...

    $10 - $20 per student Ages 8 - adult 2 to 4 hours

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