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Use agar cubes to investigate how size impacts diffusion.
Polarized light reveals stress patterns in clear plastic.
Soap bubbles float on a cushion of carbon dioxide gas.
Use soap film to model a cell membrane.
Store up an electric charge, then make sparks.
"Cold" metal and "warm" wood may be the same temperature.
As René Descartes (almost) said, "I sink, therefore I am."
Make a conductivity meter and let your electrolytes shine.
Make your own heat waves in an aquarium.
A balloon acts as a lens to focus sound.
Objects change size when heated or cooled.
When a piece of iron gets too hot, it loses its attraction to a magnet.
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