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    Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
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    This is an activity about dinosaurs, fossils, and the work of paleontologists. Learners use hand tools (paint brushes, scoops, and sifters) to unearth fossil specimens in tubs of birdseed. This...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 4 - 6 10 to 30 minutes
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    Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
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    In this chemistry demonstration, acid rain is simulated in a petri dish. Sodium sulfite (NaSO3) and hydrochloric acid (HCl) are mixed to create sulfur dioxide gas (SO2), which is a common byproduct...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 14 - adult 5 to 10 minutes
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    University of Nebraska State Museum
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    This activity (on pages 38-43) has learners simulate the way scientists track and map the movement of otters in the wild using radio trackers. One learner plays the role of Sea Otter, and other...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    University of Nebraska State Museum
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    In this activity (on pages 36-39), learners make a model of a watershed out of paper, then run water down the mountain to simulate how rainfall and pollution affect watersheds. Learners are...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    University of Nebraska State Museum
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    In this activity (on pages 29-35), learners examine water pollution and filtration. First, learners build models of water bugs from paper clips, and test the effect of dirt and detergent on their ...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
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    In this activity, early learners simulate fossil prints in play dough or clay. Using plastic dinosaur feet to make footprints on their “mud” (much as dinosaurs walked around their habitat) and...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 4 - 6 10 to 30 minutes
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    NOAA
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    In this activity, learners explore the human influences on the carbon cycle and examine how fossil fuels release carbon. Learners role play as miners, power plant operators, car drivers, and home...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this activity, learners make a black box device that serves as an excellent analogy to Rutherford's famous experiment in which he deduced the existence of the atomic nucleus. Learners roll...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 14 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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    Perkins School for the Blind
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    This activity was designed for blind learners, but all types of learners can model how vibrating particles, such as in a sound wave, bump into other particles causing them to vibrate, and that the...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 11 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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    Lunar and Planetary Institute
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    In this activity, learners are invited to imagine the park of their dreams! In small groups, learners place moveable pieces on a grid, iterating on their plan together to create a plan for a...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 4 - 11 45 to 60 minutes

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