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    COSI
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    In this combination chemistry and physics activity, learners explore water absorption in dried beans or peas and learn how this affects their physical properties. They observe changes in size, skin...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 11 1 to 7 days
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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 Wisconsin-Madison
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    In this investigation, learners plant seeds in a 2-liter bottle filled with soil that is connected to a water source below. Over the next few weeks, learners observe how the plants grow. The...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 4 - 14 1 to 4 weeks
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    APSnet
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    In this laboratory exercise, learners will discover how many different plant hosts they can find that are infected by the same genus of a powdery mildew fungus, or how many different genera of...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 11 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    NEON, Inc.
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    In this activity, learners play a simulation game modeling changes in a plant population (a Pea Patch) caused by patterns of pollination. The game shows learners that variation in flower color can...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    American Society for Microbiology
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    Learners perform serial dilutions of water with dye and of water mixed with soil. They take a sample from the most dilute solution of water and soil and spread it over an agar plate to incubate...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 14 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    American Community Gardening Association
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    In this field trip, learners visit a community garden, take a tour, and interview the gardener. In-depth lesson plans include guidelines for how to prepare for the trip, from logistics to...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 18 4 to 24 hours
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    Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago
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    See what happens when plants compete for survival in an area with limited resources. What survives? How is plant quality affected? Any plant that can get more water, nutrients, and sunlight than...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 6 - 18 1 to 4 weeks
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    Twin Cities Public Television
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    In this activity, learners build penetrometers to test leaf toughness. Biologists measure leaf toughness to study the feeding preferences of insects and bugs.

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    New Jersey Department of Education
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    Over the course of several days, learners explore the property of water that helps plants move water from roots to leaves or gives paper towels the capacity to soak up water. Learners will observe...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 1 to 7 days

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