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    COSI
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    In this combination chemistry and physics activity, learners explore water absorption in dried beans or peas and learn how this affects their physical properties. They observe changes in size, skin...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 11 1 to 7 days
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    University of Wisconsin-Madison
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    In this investigation, learners plant seeds in a 2-liter bottle filled with soil that is connected to a water source below. Over the next few weeks, learners observe how the plants grow. The...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 4 - 14 1 to 4 weeks
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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 hands-on botany activity, learners sprout vegetables in film canisters. Learners grow nine seeds each of cabbage, radish, and parsley, experimenting with changing one variable (light, water...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 4 - 11 1 to 4 weeks
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    In this biology activity (page 3 of the PDF), learners will explore how plants turn sunlight into food through a process called photosynthesis. Learners will experiment with different growing...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 6 - 14 1 to 4 weeks
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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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    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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    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 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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