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    University of Illinois Extension
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    In this activity, learners investigate soil conditions by creating a soil map. Learners record soil characteristics and compare the conditions of soil in different grid sections. Use this activity...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 4 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this fun gardening activity, learners discover their soil type. There are three basic soil types: sand, silt, and clay. Using only a jar, water and a bit of water softener, learners will sort...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - 14 4 to 24 hours
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    Michigan Reach Out!
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    In this activity, learners find out what happens when they cover leaves with pieces of black construction paper. This activity shows learners that plants need sunlight to survive. Use this activity...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 4 - 11 1 to 7 days
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    BBC
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    In this activity, learners investigate how plants use water. By making the flowers change color, learners see how water moves up the stem to the leaves and the flowers. Use this activity to discuss...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 6 - 11 4 to 24 hours
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    Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago
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    Learners use a transparent plastic glove as a container to grow seeds. A different kind of seed can be planted in each finger. A few days after planting, learners will see the seeds begin to sprout...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 14 1 to 4 weeks
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    Community Science Workshop Network
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    In this activity, learners plant seeds and watch them sprout and grow inside a CD case. This is a creative way to introduce learners to the process of germination as well as plant anatomy and...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 4 - 11 1 to 7 days
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    Community Science Workshop Network
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    In this biology/ecology activity, learners construct a terrarium out of a tennis ball container. This terrarium is unique because it never has to be watered. Learners will enjoy watching their...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 11 1 to 4 weeks
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    Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago
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    Learners assemble a figure from a nylon stocking or sock stuffed with soil and seeds. The ends of the nylons inside the jar absorb water, which feeds the grass seeds. The seeds grow to become...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 4 - 11 1 to 4 weeks
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    NOAA
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    In this activity, learners observe the effect of transpiration as water is moved from the ground to the atmosphere. Learners conduct the experiment by placing a large plastic bag over a living limb...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 6 - 14 2 to 4 hours
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    NEON, Inc.
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    In this activity, learners create colorful bead bracelets to wear outside while searching for matching colors in plants. Learners will be surprised by the variety of colors in nature. This activity...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 4 - 8 45 to 60 minutes

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