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    Lawrence Hall of Science
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    In this outdoor activity, learners use only their senses to to find the extremes of several environmental variables or physical factors: wind, temperature, light, slope and moisture. Learners also...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 6 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    Astronomical Society of the Pacific
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    This fun hands-on astronomy activity uses a variety of simple props to help learners understand why they see what they see in a telescope. They will learn about how the eye works, how to use the...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 4 - adult 5 to 10 minutes
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    WGBH
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    In this engineering activity (page 3 of PDF), young learners investigate how a pole can be made stable by “planting” its base in the ground or adding supports to the base. First, learners observe...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 4 - 8 30 to 45 minutes
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    In this outdoor activity, learners discover how the environment around a building affects the growth of plants. Learners observe patterns of plant growth such as size, thickness, weeds, and damage...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 6 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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    In this outdoor, nighttime activity, learners gather around a brightly lit, white surface and study the behavior of nocturnal animals attracted to the light, particularly night fliers. Learners...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 4 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    NASA
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    In this activity, learners build a sled kite that models a type of airfoil called a parawing. Learners keep a journal on the behavior of the kite and test different variables (tail, tail length,...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 11 1 to 2 hours
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    Optical Society of America
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    In this optics activity, learners use a shoebox, colored cellophane and sunlight to "change" the colors of gumballs. Learners will be surprised when the green and blue gumballs appear...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 11 10 to 30 minutes
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    WGBH
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    During this interactive "survival" game, students learn about the importance of camouflage and how it helps animals to blend into their surroundings, as either predator or prey. Learners...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 6 - 11 45 to 60 minutes
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    COSI
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    Everybody loves boomerangs! In this activity about force and motion, the learners will experiment with boomerangs and explore how they work. This is a great activity to get learners up and moving.

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 4 - 8 10 to 30 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    An ordinary camera has a lens that makes an image on film. In a pinhole camera, a small hole replaces the lens. This activity provides instructions for recycling a potato chip can to make your own...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 18 10 to 30 minutes

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