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  3D Camera
  Using technology to show how 3D pictures are developed and used. Also explores how depth perception works.
  7-Segment Display: Exploring Circuits
  Demonstrate how a LED screen works!
  Accuracy and Power
  What's the formula to score a goal? How fast does a typical puck fly and how does the power of the shot affect the accuracy? Take some experimental data and see for yourself what it takes to formulate the winning shot.
  Ad Specs
  Learn how glasses and contacts work to improve vision!
  Aerogel
  How can you put flame under a flower and not have it heat up at all? Put a piece of aerogel between the two! Learn of aerogel's insulating properties!
  Baking Soda Bubbles
  Explore the meaning behind density with bubbles!
  Ballistics Car
  Velocity has two components, horizontal and vertical. What happens when an object with horizontal velocity fires a steel ball up in the air? Will they meet back up on the ground?
  Balloon Hovercraft
  Use the properties of air flow to create your very own hovercraft!
  Bell Jar
  Is there sound in a vacuum? Place a bell under a glass dome, and remove all the air, what do you hear?
  Bernoulli Balloons
  Use air pressure changes to move balloons!
  Blue Bottle
  Create a color change right before your eyes with the property of oxidation!
  Boats Afloat
  Use your engineering skills to create a boat to hold the most weight!
  Boxing Beans
  Can different shaped and sized containers hold the same amount of material?
  Bubble and PVC Pipe
  Make the world a colorful place by looking through a bubble!
  Building Bridges
  How strong can you build your bridge with a few strips of paper?
  Burning Money
  "Burn" a $100 dollar bill without charring any of the bill itself!
  Can Implosion
  The pressure of the atmosphere can be crushing! Illustrate atmospheric pressure and pressure changes due to temperature change with a can, a hot plate, and a bowl of ice water.
  Carbonating Juice
  Mix up some juice and use a little chemistry to create your own carbonated juice!
  Cartesian Diver
  Play with the laws of buoyancy and ideal gas laws to sink the "diver"!
  Cat Anatomy
  Explore the inner workings of the digestive tract of a cat. Students can compare major organs and structures of a cat with those of various sea creatures.
  Centripetal Force Mug
  The centripetal force in circular motion keeps things moving in the circle by always accelerating the rotating object, forcing it to continue its circular path.
  Chladini Plates
  See how sound travels with changing frequencies through sand designs!
  Circular Polarization
  Experience what polarization is through 3D glasses!
  Cloud in a Bottle
  Why are there clouds in the sky? Learn how pressure affects how clear the skies are!
  Copper Block
  Use Lenz's law and properties of magnetic fields to alter the motion of a magnet.
  Cubelets
  Build a robot and learn how sensors respond!
  Da Vinci's Bridge
  Create a study structure with only using friction as a fastener!
  Depth Perception Challenge
  Test to see how good your depth perception is!
  Digital Microscope
  Making the micro-world visible to the human eye!
  Dissolving Styrofoam
  Use your chemistry skills and make styrofoam "disappear"!
  DNA Extraction
  See your own DNA and save it!
  Dragon's Breath
  Breath like a dragon from the condensation of the quickly cooled air when you breath out!
  Dry Ice Bubble
  Trap Carbon Dioxide vapor in a bubble and watch as the bubble expands in front of your eyes!
  Egg Fastball
  How good is your throwing arm? Test to see what happens when you throw an egg at a sheet!
  Electromagnet
  Construct an electromagnet and use it to pick up objects!
  Elephant Toothpaste
  Erupt a foam-tastic chemical reaction of the decomposition of hydrogen peroxide!
  Epic Bubbles
  Hold a bubble in your hand without it popping or floating away!
  Expanding Peeps!
  What happens if you take out all the air in a marshmallow? What happens when you are to add back the air? Find out with this demo, Expanding Peeps!
  Fan Cart
  Explore how air direction and interference effects a cart's motion!
  Faster than a G Hinged Board
  When the center of mass of an object is disturbed, see an object's motion to follow Newton's law of every action having an equal and opposite reaction.
  Ferrofluid
  This special fluid has magnetic properties and is used in computers and high-powered tools. It forms tiny spikes that align with a magnetic field for an amazing display of magnetism.
  Fingerprinting Balloons
  See how unique your fingerprint is!
  Fire Syringe
  With Charles' Law, ignite a piece of paper on fire!
  Fire Tornado
  Watch as the motion of a spinning plate creates a vortex of fire!
  Fireproof Balloon
  Is it possible to save a balloon from popping when fire is touching it?
  Flinker
  What happens when an object doesn't float or sink? It flinks! Construct a device that uses neutral buoyancy.
  Floating and Sinking Eggs
  Use the properties of density to both float and sink an egg!
  Fluorescent Rocks
  Investigate how certain wave lengths of light can make some minerals glow!
  Foam Gnomes
  With a chemical reaction, create a polymer you can decorate!
  Force Plate
  Does the amount of force you apply to a scale affect the weight it reads?
  Fractions are Friends
  Take the traditional game of "War" and challenge your friends to a battle of fractions!
  Freezing Point
  Why do we add salt to roads in the winter? Explore the effects of salt on ice!
  Fun Fly Sticks
  Make Mylar float in the air under the control of a wand!
  Gauss Rifle
  Use the power of converting potential energy to kinetic energy to knock down barrels!
  Giant Bubbles
  Mind Trekkers' own recipe for the perfect giant bubble. This solution, plus a small pool, hula-hoop, and a landscaper's brick can put you inside a giant bubble!
  Giant Mirrors
  Identify the differences in concave and convex mirrors!
  Grape Crusher
  Protect a grape from the Grape Crusher with your engineering skills!
  Grape Lightning
  Explore the fourth state of matter...plasma!
  Hand Boilers
  Make water boil in the palm of your hand!
  Happy Feet
  Why do are shoes built in a certain way? Compare the similarities and differences in shoes!
  Happy/Sad Ball
  Looks can be deceiving. Find out about the conservation of momentum and elastic and inelastic collisions!
  High Bouncy Ball
  Use the force of gravity to test your create-your-own bouncy ball!
  Hollow Penny
  Is a penny all copper? Do all metals react the same to chemicals? Find out how metals react to chemicals and how much of a penny is copper!
  Homopolar Motor
  Use the power of a magnet to make a motor run!
  Hot Ice Sculptures
  Design your own crystal creation with supersaturated substances!
  Hovercraft
  Jump into the future and ride on a hovercraft demonstrating Newton's Laws of Motion!
  Howling Tube
  Use the power of the properties of hot air to create sound!
  Hydrogen Car
  Explore fuel cells changing chemical to electrical energy though hydrogen car!
  In Focus
  See how our brain works with seeing objects!
  Invisible Fire Extinguisher
  Put out a flame with a tip of a cup!
  Jacob's Ladder
  See electricity travel right before your eyes while creating a show of color!
  K'NEX Wind Powered Car
  Does sail material and size really matter? See who can create the best sail to make the car go the fastest!
  Kinematic Carts
  What happens if you push off another person sitting on a cart? Do you both move the same distance from eachother? What happens if you toss a ball back and forth? Find out with kinematic carts!
  Kruskal's Count Card Trick
  Can you find you way to the end of the path?
  Lasers and Prisms
  Go through a series of challenges to bend light!
  Let's Communicate
  Think like an engineer and work on giving clear directions on how to build your creation!
  Levitron
  Can you make an object float on air? Using the power of magnets and a force of a gyroscope, try out your abilities to do so!
  Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream
  Make ice cream in just 60 seconds!
  Liquid Rainbow
  Find out how the densities of liquids compare to eachother!
  LN2 Explosion
  Experience what it is like to have a 32 gallon garbage can filled with water shoot up over 25 feet in the air!
  LN2 Flowers, Fruit, and Balloons
  What would happen if you add an apple or rose to liquid nitrogen? Explore what happens to an inflated balloon before and after having been in liquid nitrogen!
  Loop-the-Loop
  Can you make the marble go all the way around the loop? Test to see what happens when you drop a marble at different points on the track varying the kinetic energy!
  Lung Volume
  Can you hold more air in your lungs than your friends? Try this demo to see who has the biggest lung capacity!
  MagLev
  Levitate a car you created and test to see who's car can travel the fastest!
  Magnet Down a Metal Pipe
  Slow down a fall of an object with using magnetic forces and Lenz's Law!
  Making Music
  Explore the world of music by creating your own piece of music then hearing it by the vibrations created by each note!
  Marble Madness
  See how energy is transferred through a system!
  Marker Chromatography
  See what colors make up other colors while creating pieces of art!
  Milk Trick
  Get your groove on with this science demo creating a constantly changing kaleidoscope of colors!
  Mobius Madness and Klein Bottle
  Explore the world of 3D and 4D objects!
  Moment of Inertia Spinner
  Ever wonder how a ice skater can speed up their spinning on ice? Use angular momentum to improve your spin speed!
  Musical Fruit
  Make a banana piano or other creations with MaKey MaKey!
  Nail Puzzle
  How many nails can you balance on a single nail head?
  Naked Egg
  Remove the shell from an egg with chemistry!
  Oobleck (Large Scale)
  Ever want to run across water? You can as you run across a six foot trough of it as you separate the cornstarch and water of oobleck!
  Oobleck (Small Scale)
  Play with a creation that has solid matter properties, but is always a liquid!
  Oudin Coil
  Use wireless power to light up a lightbulb!
  Owl Pellets
  Find out what an owl's diet is through dissecting pellets!
  Paper Derby
  Race against your friends to see who can make their car go the fastest!
  Penny Droplets
  See how many drops of water you can add to a penny before the tension is broken!
  Pile Game and Modular Arithmetic
  Use your math skills to be the one to pick up the last object standing!
  Ping-pong Cannon
  Shoot a ping-pong ball right through a soda can with the power of air pressure!
  Plasma Ball
  Without touching, light up a neon tube from a plasma ball!
  Powder Glove
  Explore hydrophobic solutions with powders!
  Pulley Force
  Use the simple machine of pulleys to reduce the amount of work needed to lift heavy objects!
  RattleBack
  What happens while spinning when the center of the top of an object is the not same place as the center of the bottom of an object?
  Reaction Time
  How does your quick response to a falling object compare to your friends?
  Resonance Bowl
  Using vibrations through water, create audible sound!
  Ring and Ball
  Use thermal expansion and contraction to solve the problem of getting a ball through a ring!
  Rubber Hand
  Trick your mind into thinking your body has an extra limb!
  Ruben's Tube
  Use fire to see sound!
  Salt Powered Car
  Power a car that releases Hydrogen instead of carbon dioxide!
  Secret Message
  Write an invisible message to a friend and read it only under blacklight!
  Sensory Scramble
  How well are your balancing skills? What happens when your senses are limited and you are still trying to balance?
  Shape Memory Wire
  After bending and twisting a wire about, watch it go back to its' original shape by heating it!
  Sifteo Cubes
  Play against one another or the cubes themselves with brain teasing puzzles for all ages!
  Skewer Through a Balloon
  Stick a skewer through a balloon without popping it!
  Snap Circuit
  Create your own circuit to complete the flow of electricity to light up an LED and control its' brightness!
  Soundproof Package
  Test your engineering skills to see how much sound you can prevent from escaping the box!
  Squishy Circuit Board
  Light up an LED with an electric flow through play dough!
  Straw Fountain
  Use air pressure to create a fountain!
  Superconducting Train
  Use the properties of super-cooling and magnets to move a "train" around the track!
  Thompson Coil
  Use Lenz's Law and electric flux to make metal rings fly!
  Toothpick Challenge
  Use tessellations to create a certain pattern!
  Tower of Hanoi
  Apply logical thinking to move the entire stack of discs, within the rules, in as few moves as possible.
  Trading Places: Liquid Science
  Explore the world of liquids with different densities!
  Trash bag and Vacuum
  Feel the force of Earth's atmospheric pressure!
  UV Beads
  Use the power of different wavelengths of light to show the true colors of your beads!
  Van de Graaff Generator
  Your hair will stand upright on your head with the energy from this demo!
  Vanishing Glass
  Make glass disappear right before your eyes!
  Vortex Cannons
  Send rings of smoke swirling through the air!
  Water Filter
  Figure out an order of filtering to make clean water from dirty water!
  Waterproof Hanky
  Use surface tension to make an ordinary piece of fabric waterproof!
  Wavelength Straw
  Create music with straws and physics!
  Wind Energy
  Which turbine will produce the most energy? Do the number of blades even matter? Explore the engineering of wind turbines!
  Wind Powered Car
  Find out what sail will make a car move the fastest!
  Woosh Bottle
  Create a contained combustion reaction!
  Yeast Balloon
  Ever wonder why your bread has little holes in it? Watch as yeast is alive in a closed system!
  Zeusí Challenge
  Get exactly four gallons of water in the test carboy, using only a five gallon and three gallon carboy!