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    Lawrence Hall of Science
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    In this outdoor activity/field trip, learners conduct experiments to explore where dragonflies and damselflies perch or rest, and how the flies change behavior in reaction to other flies or fly...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 6 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    Lawrence Hall of Science
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    In this outdoor activity, learners find the swollen bumps known as "galls" on various plants and get a closeup look at the parasitic animals living inside. Galls form on various plants...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    Centers for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence
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    In this activity, learners are challenged to design a planktonic organism that will neither float like a cork nor sink like a stone. They are given pictures of planktonic organisms and simple...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - adult 30 to 45 minutes
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    Howard Hughes Medical Institute
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    This guided inquiry three-part activity engages learners in thinking about the mechanism of natural selection through data collection and pattern recognition. In this scenario, learners use M&...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 11 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    NOAA
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    In this activity, groups of learners work together to create edible models of chemicals involved in autotrophic nutrition. Learners use candy to represent elements involved in the chemical...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 14 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    Lawrence Hall of Science
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    Dig a hole, line it, fill it with fresh water, and you have a water hole: a good place to study colonization. In this outdoor activity, learners create a controlled experiment to study the effects...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 18 1 to 12 months
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    Centers for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence
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    This activity provides a hands-on experience with a scale model, a relatively high viscosity fluid, and feeding behaviors. Learners attempt to capture "food" (a lentil) with a feeding...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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    University of California Museum of Paleontology
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    In this simulation of natural selection, learners use binder clips in three different sizes to represent the diversity of beak sizes in a bird population. They use the "beaks" to collect...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 11 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    The Ancient Egyptians used a naturally-occurring salt from the banks of the Nile River, called natron, to mummify their dead. Natron is made up primarily of sodium carbonate (a very efficient, but...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 18 1 to 4 weeks
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    Lawrence Hall of Science
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    In this outdoor activity/game, learners use thermometers to simulate how lizards survive in habitats with extreme temperatures. Learners are challenged to keep their thermometer-lizard "alive...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 18 45 to 60 minutes

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