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    California Academy of Sciences
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    By playing a card game similar to "Go Fish," but based on the stages of metamorphosis, learners will be able to see how insects change in form as they grow and will consider the...

    free Ages 6 - 11 45 to 60 minutes
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    Berkeley Natural History Museums
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    In this simulation, learners model two elephant seal populations and how they change over time. Learners start with cards representing a variety of seals. Each generation, some seals survive to...

    free Ages 11 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
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    In this activity, learners sort and count different colored plastic dinosaurs by various attributes including tail length, whether or not the dinosaurs have horns, etc. Learners discuss the basis...

    free Ages 4 - 6 10 to 30 minutes
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    In this creative activity, learners will find out what makes an insect an insect by studying examples of insect adaptations and by examining why there are so many different types of insects....

    free Ages 6 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    California Academy of Sciences
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    This lesson plan revolves around studying the speciation of the Galápagos mockingbirds, which are on display at the California Academy of Sciences. It works well as a pre-visit activity and post...

    free Ages 11 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    In this craft activity, learners will explore the structure and purpose of antelope horns by constructing their own headband using toilet paper rolls and yarn. They will also think about the...

    free Ages 4 - 8 30 to 45 minutes
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    NOAA
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    In this activity (on page 7), learners explore the meaning of a "carbon sink." Using simple props, learners and/or an educator demonstrate how plants act as carbon sinks and how...

    free Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    Smithsonian Center for Education and Museum Studies
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    In this activity, learners learn about the adaptations that flowers have developed which support pollination. Learners also list their personal preferences (i.e. favorite color, food) and a partner...

    free Ages 8 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
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    In this activity (p.6-10 of PDF), learners use different methods for hunting minibeasts (bugs). Learners can either make traps or simply look for minibeasts under stones and logs. Learners can...

    free Ages 6 - 11 45 to 60 minutes
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    Twin Cities Public Television
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    In this activity, learners put on their naturalist hats and explore the world around them. This activity challenges learners to take a close look at local habitats, determine if area animals have...

    free Ages 8 - 14 2 to 4 hours

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