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    American Association for the Advancement of Science
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    In this lesson that includes hands-on activities and demonstrations, learners discover that it is the tilt of the Earth's axis (not its proximity to the sun) that causes the seasons. Learners...

    free Ages 11 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    Science Museum of Minnesota
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    In this activity, learners make a paper cone and use it in a window to measure the length of the shadow over the course of a day. Learners then repeat the same experiment a month later. In another...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - 11 1 to 4 weeks
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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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    The Exploratorium
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    In this geology activity, learners create a model using a mixture of salt and sand inside a CD case. When the case is tilted or inverted, the mixture dramatically sorts into a layered pattern. With...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 11 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    NOAA
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    In this activity, learners use chocolate to explore how the Sun transfers heat to the Earth through radiation. Learners compare the melting rate between chocolate left in the sunshine and chocolate...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 6 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this geology activity learners build a "squeeze box," which allows them to compress layers of sediment. This is a great way to investigate folding and faulting in the Earth. The...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 18 5 to 10 minutes
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    California Academy of Sciences
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    In this activity, learners visualize the differences in water density and relate this to the potential consequences of increased glacial melting. This activity can be conducted as a demonstration...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 14 2 to 4 hours
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    Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
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    In this chemistry demonstration, acid rain is simulated in a petri dish. Sodium sulfite (NaSO3) and hydrochloric acid (HCl) are mixed to create sulfur dioxide gas (SO2), which is a common byproduct...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 14 - adult 5 to 10 minutes
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    California Academy of Sciences
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    In this activity, learners practice the steps involved in a scientific investigation while learning why ice formations on land (not those on water) will cause a rise in sea level upon melting. This...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 14 2 to 4 hours
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    TERC
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    In this activity, learners create models of erosion and floods and learn to recognize both in their environment. Using sand, wax paper, and water, learners observe the processes of erosion and...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 18 45 to 60 minutes

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