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    Lunar and Planetary Institute
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    In this activity, learners consider the water features they might enjoy at a community park--a pond, brook, water playground (or "sprayground"), or pool--and what happens to the water...

    Over $20 per group Ages 4 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    Sciencenter
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    In this two part activity, learners become draft detectives by constructing their own draft catchers to detect drafts around windows or doors. Next, they make draft stoppers to reduce air flow and...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 4 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    4-H
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    In this engineering/design activity, learners make a kite, fly it, and then work to improve the design. Learners explore how their kite design variations affect flight. Learners can test their kite...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    National Museum of American History
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    In this activity, learners will use Google Sky to observe features of the night sky and share their observations. Learners partake in a "Telescope Treasure Hunt" as they look for...

    free Ages 4 - 11 10 to 30 minutes
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    California Academy of Sciences
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    This creative lesson plan provides a visual way for learners to gain knowledge about the finite amount of fresh water on Earth and encourages the discussion of the various ways to conserve this...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 6 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    Science Friday
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    In this activity, learners make water-walking critters using thin wire, and then test how many paper clips these critters can carry without sinking. Watch the Science Friday video "Stroke of...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 11 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
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    In this activity (p.5-6 of PDF), learners investigate natural selection. Learners discover that natural selection, which takes place over decades, can lead to altered populations within a species....

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 11 10 to 30 minutes
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    NISE Network
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    In this activity/demo, learners examine a synthetic gecko tape with micron sized hairs that mimics the behavior of the gecko foot. The process is called "nanomolding." Also described in...

    Over $20 per group Ages 6 - adult 10 to 30 minutes
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    In this sunny day experiment, learners measure and compare how quickly light and dark colored materials absorb heat. An extension included in this activity guide suggests learners next design and...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    NOAA
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    In this activity, learners play NOAA's Carbon Tracker game and discover ways to keep track of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases in the world. This game will help learners better...

    free Ages 11 - 18 10 to 30 minutes

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