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    New York Hall of Science
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    In this activity, learners create a biosphere in a baggie. Learners add soil, seeds and a little water in a ziplock bag, tape the bag to a sunny window and observe a microcosm of the water cycle ...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 4 - 11 1 to 7 days
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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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    Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago
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    In this activity, young learners will make their own flower seed nursery in an egg carton. After planting their seeds and tending to their nursery daily for about a week, learners should begin to...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 4 - adult 1 to 4 weeks
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    New York Hall of Science
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    Discover how the salt in soil affects plant growth with a few seeds, some cotton, and salt. In this hands-on activity, you will plant seeds in 2 different kinds of soil, containing more or less...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - 11 1 to 7 days
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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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    Marbles Kids Museum
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    In this activity, learners will turn an ordinary tray of sand into a desk-top garden for meditation. Learners will explore design, mindfulness and patterns as well as develop fine motor skills and...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 4 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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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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    University of Wisconsin-Madison
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    In this activity, learners turn empty 2-liter bottles into a see-through compost container. Through the sides of the bottle, learners make weekly observations of decomposition over the course of...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 4 - 14 1 to 12 months
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    American Chemical Society
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    In this activity on page 7 of the PDF (Plants—The Green Machines), learners examine the effects that light and air have on green plants. Learners plant seeds in two containers and compare what...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 11 1 to 4 weeks
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    Ontario Science Centre
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    In this activity, learners conduct an experiment to explore how water flows up from a tree's roots to its leafy crown. Learners observe as dyed water travels up tubes within a stalk of celery...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 14 1 to 2 hours

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