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    In this online interactive challenge, learners choose items to represent the Earth or solar system, then determine other items to represent the Moon, or Milky Way based on their relative size. The...

    free Ages 8 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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    In this activity, learners participate in a scavenger hunt, searching for and recognizing minerals and products that contain minerals. They make note of their finds on a Mineral Scavenger Hunt...

    free Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    In this activity (located on pages 9-14 of PDF), learners visit a cemetery to examine the distinguishing characteristics of rock weathering. After researching stone weathering and acid rain,...

    free Ages 8 - 14 1 to 7 days
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    In this activity, learners learn about the adaptations that flowers have developed which support pollination. Learners also list their personal preferences (i.e. favorite color, food) and a partner...

    free Ages 8 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    In this online interactive, learners use fossils to infer temperatures 55 million years ago, at the sites where the fossils were found. Using their observation skills, learners examine fossils of...

    free Ages 11 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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    In this on site "field trip" activity (located on pages 6-9 of PDF), learners get hands-on experience identifying building materials by playing "Building Bingo". To play, teams...

    free Ages 8 - 14 1 to 2 hours