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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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    Integrated Teaching and Learning Program, College of Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder
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    As a model of acid rain, learners water plants with three different solutions: water only, vinegar only, vinegar-water mixture. After a period of days or weeks, learners see the effect acid has on...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 14 1 to 4 weeks
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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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    BioEd
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    In this food science activity, learners conduct an experiment that demonstrates the importance of light to plants. This 1-2 week activity allows learners to learn about the needs of plants and...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 14 1 to 4 weeks
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    Pratt School of Engineering, Duke University
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    Learners design their own experiment to determine conditions that either help or hinder the decomposition of carrots by soil microbes. They place carrots in plastic bags filled with soil (with or...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 11 - 14 1 to 4 weeks
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    COSI
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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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    Make
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    Agriculturalists have long considered mushroom growing a challenge, largely because you need a piece of benchtop equipment known as a laminar flow hood. In this activity, learners make their own ...

    Over $20 per group Ages 11 - adult 1 to 4 weeks
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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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    4-H
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    In this environmental science activity, learners research what is essential for plant life and the necessary components of soil to support plants. Then, learners plan, design and build compost bins...

    Over $20 per group Ages 11 - 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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