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    PBS
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    In this math activity, learners read "The Button Box" by Margarette S. Reid and then make their own button boxes filled with different buttons. Learners count and classify the buttons and...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 6 - 8 1 to 2 hours
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    Berkeley Natural History Museums
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    Learners use several types of insect sampling and collection equipment to make an insect collection. Learners can collect insects from their schoolyard or yard at home. Insect collections are a...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 14 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    Lawrence Hall of Science
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    In this collecting/comparing activity, learners work with samples of sand from different places like a lakefront, river, or ocean beach. Learners note similarities and differences among sand...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 4 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    University of Washington
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    In this activity (11th activity on the page), learners use pennies to test their hearing acuity. Learners collect pennies, drop them one at a time on a hard surface and listen to the sounds they...

    free Ages 6 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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    Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
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    In this activity (p.6-10 of PDF), learners use different methods for hunting minibeasts (bugs). Learners can either make traps or simply look for minibeasts under stones and logs. Learners can...

    free Ages 6 - 11 45 to 60 minutes
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    Bill Nye
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    In this activity, learners build an instrument for catching and observing flies. Learners act as entomologists, attract flies into a jar using a slice of apple, and then observe the flies'...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 4 - 18 1 to 4 weeks
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    National Health Museum
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    In this activity, learners are divided into teams. Half the team works as "collectors" and the other half works as "curators." Collectors go outside and search for various...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 14 - 18 2 to 4 hours
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    American Museum of Natural History
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    Learners follow a three-step process to start their own rock collection. Learners will collect rocks, record information about each rock on a Rock Chart, observe and sort their rocks, and create a...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 14 1 to 7 days
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    Lawrence Hall of Science
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    In this outdoor activity and observation game, learners hunt for a variety of textures, colors, odors and evidence of organisms in the activity site. The activity can be done with same age or mixed...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 4 - adult 30 to 45 minutes
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    The Nuffield Foundation
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    In this activity, learners collect worms and then observe how they move. If learners have never heard the noise a worm makes when it moves on a piece of paper, a surprising new experience awaits...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 11 - 18 45 to 60 minutes

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