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AfterSchool Activities:  Color Chromatography Activity: Step-by-Step Demonstration (Clip)
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00:04:51
A detailed demonstration of how to do the Color Chromatography activity, which lets you see the colors hidden in black ink. Includes a discussion of materials needed.

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Date: September 10, 2009
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science, Chemistry

Keywords: chromatography, capillary action, ink, color, art, afterschool

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AfterSchool Activities:  Cup Speaker Activity: Introduction (Clip)
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00:00:51
An introduction to how to make your own simple speaker, which transmits sound from a radio or MP3 player and demonstrates the principles of electromagnetism and vibration.

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Date: September 10, 2009
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science

Keywords: audio, sound, speaker, music, electromagnetism, vibration, afterschool

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AfterSchool Activities:  Cup Speaker Activity: Step-by-Step Demonstration (Clip)
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00:06:43
A detailed demonstration of how to make a cup speaker, including a discussion of materials needed.

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Date: September 10, 2009
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science

Keywords: audio, sound, speaker, music, electromagnetism, vibration, afterschool

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AfterSchool Activities:  Cup Speaker Activity: What's Going On (Clip)
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00:02:25
The science behind the Cup Speaker activity, including how electromagnets work, and how in this activity the magnet pushes the bottom of a cup back and forth, vibrating the air and creating sound.

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Date: September 10, 2009
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science

Keywords: audio, sound, speaker, music, electromagnetism, vibration, afterschool

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AfterSchool Activities:  Color Chromatography Activity: Introduction (Clip)
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00:01:12
An introduction to an activity that lets you discover the secret colors hidden in black ink. With a paper towel, a black marker, and a cup of water, create a rainbow of colors while exploring capillary action and chromatography.

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Date: September 9, 2009
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science, Chemistry

Keywords: chromatography, capillary action, ink, color, art, afterschool

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AfterSchool Activities:  Color Chromatography Activity: What's Going On (Clip)
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00:01:33
Explore the science behind this activity, including capillary action (how the water moves up the paper) and chromatography, or how different elements of the ink are carried along at different rates, allowing you to see that black ink is actually made up of many different colors.

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Date: September 9, 2009
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Chemistry, General Science

Keywords: chromatography, capillary action, ink, color, art, afterschool

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AfterSchool Activities:  Ice Balloons Activity: Introduction (Clip)
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00:00:25
An introduction to the Ice Balloons activity, in which learners explore globes of frozen water and learn how to ask and then answer 'investigable' questions.

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Date: September 2, 2009
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science

Keywords: ice, water. inquiry, questioning, investigable questions, experiment, observing, density, temperature, thermal conductivity, center of mass, freezing point depression, heat capacity, water vapor, states of water, states of ice, afterschool

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AfterSchool Activities:  Ice Balloons Activity: Step-by-Step Demonstration (Clip)
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00:07:39
A detailed demonstration of how to do the Ice Balloons activity, including a discussion of materials needed and strategies for getting learners to ask and then investigate questions about what they are seeing.

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Date: September 2, 2009
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science

Keywords: ice, water. inquiry, questioning, investigable questions, experiment, observing, density, temperature, thermal conductivity, center of mass, freezing point depression, heat capacity, water vapor, states of water, states of ice, afterschool

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AfterSchool Activities:  Ice Balloons Activity: What's Going On (Clip)
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00:01:03
The science and pedagogy behind this activity, including a discussion of concepts such as density, temperature, thermal conductivity, center of mass, freezing point depression, heat capacity, and the characteristics of the states of water, water vapor, and ice. Also describes strategies for observing, asking questions, and then choosing a question to investigate further.

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Date: September 2, 2009
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science

Keywords: ice, water. inquiry, questioning, investigable questions, experiment, observing, density, temperature, thermal conductivity, center of mass, freezing point depression, heat capacity, water vapor, states of water, states of ice, afterschool

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AfterSchool Activities:  Ice Balloons Activity: Going Deeper (Clip)
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00:01:30
In this activity, you'll explore a frozen water balloon to learn how to ask investigable questions and how to use everyday objects to do experiments to answer those questions.

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Date: September 2, 2009
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science

Keywords: afterschool

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