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    In this "Sid the Science Kid" activity, learners explore the effects of decay by comparing and contrasting something (an old pumpkin) that's decayed with the same thing before it...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 4 - 6 10 to 30 minutes
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    American Chemical Society
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    In this activity, learners try to revive wilted celery. Learners discover that plants wilt when their cells lose water through evaporation. Use this activity to introduce capillary action.

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 4 - 11 4 to 24 hours
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    University of Illinois Extension
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    In this activity, learners investigate soil conditions by creating a soil map. Learners record soil characteristics and compare the conditions of soil in different grid sections. Use this activity...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 4 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago
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    Learners assemble a figure from a nylon stocking or sock stuffed with soil and seeds. The ends of the nylons inside the jar absorb water, which feeds the grass seeds. The seeds grow to become...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 4 - 11 1 to 4 weeks
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    In this "Sid the Science Kid" activity, learners observe how plants change as they grow. Learners examine the effects of growth by measuring and recording changes in plants over days and...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 4 - 6 1 to 4 weeks
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    NEON, Inc.
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    In this activity, learners create colorful bead bracelets to wear outside while searching for matching colors in plants. Learners will be surprised by the variety of colors in nature. This activity...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 4 - 8 45 to 60 minutes
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    Community Science Workshop Network
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    In this activity, learners plant seeds and watch them sprout and grow inside a CD case. This is a creative way to introduce learners to the process of germination as well as plant anatomy and...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 4 - 11 1 to 7 days
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    Michigan Reach Out!
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    In this activity, learners find out what happens when they cover leaves with pieces of black construction paper. This activity shows learners that plants need sunlight to survive. Use this activity...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 4 - 11 1 to 7 days

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