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    Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
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    In this activity (p.25 of PDF), learners investigate spores. Mushrooms produce millions of spores which are equivalent to the seeds of plants but without the massive food reserves. Spores are so...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 11 - 14 2 to 4 hours
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    Science Museum of Minnesota
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    Make two firefly lanterns, then program them to blink to one another and change colors. Learn to program a Pico Cricket (micro-controller) to communicate with other Pico Crickets using infrared (IR...

    Over $20 per group Ages 8 - adult 2 to 4 hours
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    Twin Cities Public Television
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    In this technology activity, learners build simple circuits, design soft circuits using conductive thread, and then sew switch-activated circuits. Learner make a wearable fashion accessory, like a...

    Over $20 per student Ages 8 - 14 2 to 4 hours
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    PBS
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    In this three-part math activity, learners explore shapes. In part one, learners identify, describe, and classify two-dimensional shapes. Learners use square tiles to duplicate shapes on a card,...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 6 - 8 2 to 4 hours
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    In this activity (p.23 of PDF), learners dye wool with fungi. Learners discover that natural chemicals in fungi can dye wool different colors. Note: Natural dyeing normally requires a color...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 11 - 14 2 to 4 hours
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this activity, learners manipulate film to create homemade movies. Scratch Film, also known as Direct Animation, is the process of drawing and scratching designs directly onto film. Images are...

    Over $20 per group Ages 11 - adult 2 to 4 hours
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    Science Museum of Minnesota
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    In this activity, you take regular dominoes, and turn them into conductive switches that can turn on a LEGO RCX block or Pico Cricket (micro controller). LEGO RCX block or Pico Cricket is required....

    Over $20 per group Ages 8 - adult 2 to 4 hours
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this activity, learners build scaled-down structures and cantilevers in a series of "building out" challenges with bamboo skewers and tape. In doing so, learners will experience many...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 6 - 14 2 to 4 hours
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    NCTM Illuminations
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    In this three-day (or three-part) math lesson, learners represent the number eight in writing and with a variety of manipulatives related to spiders. Learners construct sets of eight by cutting...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 4 - 8 2 to 4 hours
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    Aquarium of the Bay
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    In this activity (page 7 of pdf), learners research tide pool ecosystems, and then create brochures that "advertise" these environments. Working in groups or individually, learners study...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 8 - 11 2 to 4 hours

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