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    Berkeley Natural History Museums
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    Learners use a variety of beans to represent a variety of species, and scatter these beans over a large piece of paper representing the environment. They then use random sampling methods to catalog...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 11 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    Lunar and Planetary Institute
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    In this activity, learners test how cornstarch and glitter in water move when disturbed. Learners compare their observations with videos of Jupiter's and Earth's storm movements. This...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    The California Study, Inc.
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    In this activity, learners explore how various energy sources can be used to cause a turbine to rotate. Learners will construct a turbine that is not strong enough to operate an electrical...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    Science Friday
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    Learners explore the variables that affect the properties of ice and the places where different types of ice are found. Using evidence from informational text and multiple media resources, as well...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    BioEd
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    In this activity, learners observe what happens when yeast cells are provided with a source of food (sugar). Red cabbage "juice" will serve as an indicator for the presence of carbon...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    American Museum of Natural History
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    This activity helps learners understand how the angle of the Sun affects temperatures around the globe. After experimenting with a heat lamp and thermometers at differing angles, learners apply...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 11 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
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    Learners mix a solution of luminol with hydrogen peroxide to produce a reaction that gives off blue light. Learners discover that some chemical reactions release energy in the form of light, and...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 4 - adult Under 5 minutes
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    University of Nebraska State Museum
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    In this activity (on pages 10-17), learners discover how scientists study biodiversity and the health of the environment based on inspection of small areas—a process known as sampling. Learners...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    Twin Cities Public Television
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    In this activity, learners build penetrometers to test leaf toughness. Biologists measure leaf toughness to study the feeding preferences of insects and bugs.

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    COSI
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    In this weather activity (page 10 of the PDF), learners will demonstrate the changes in atmospheric pressure by constructing their own barometer. Learners will explore the concept of barometric...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 11 - 18 1 to 7 days

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