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    The University of Texas McDonald Observatory
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    In this activity, learners make an equatorial sundial, which is simple to construct and teaches fundamental astronomical concepts. Learners use the provided template and a straw to build the...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 11 - 18 2 to 4 hours
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    Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Climate Research Facility
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    In this activity, learners explore the different heating properties of soil and water. Learners measure the temperatures of a bucket of soil and a bucket of water outside on a sunny day after 15...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 2 to 4 hours
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    Climate Change North
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    In this very hands-on lesson, learners will investigate dendrochronology (the study of tree rings to answer ecological questions about the recent past) and come up with conclusions as to what...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 8 - 14 2 to 4 hours
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    Twin Cities Public Television
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    This outdoor activity (on page 2 of the PDF under SciGirls Activity: Sand Dunes) is a full inquiry investigation into how the amount of moisture in a sand dune relates to the number of plants...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 14 2 to 4 hours
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    California Academy of Sciences
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    In this activity, learners practice the steps involved in a scientific investigation while learning why ice formations on land (not those on water) will cause a rise in sea level upon melting. This...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 14 2 to 4 hours
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    WGBH
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    In this engineering activity, learners will get acquainted with the basics of wind energy and power production by fabricating and testing various blade designs for table-top windmills constructed...

    Over $20 per group Ages 11 - 14 2 to 4 hours
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    Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo
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    In this field study, learners discover how to collect data in the field and how their efforts can help certain animals, specifically, amphibians. The field study allows learners to go into the...

    Over $20 per group Ages 8 - adult 2 to 4 hours
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    NOAA
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    In this activity, learners explore how light and dark colored objects absorb the Sun's radiations at different rates. Learners place one shiny coffee can and one coffee can painted black, each...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 6 - 14 2 to 4 hours
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    NOAA
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    In this activity, learners observe the effect of transpiration as water is moved from the ground to the atmosphere. Learners conduct the experiment by placing a large plastic bag over a living limb...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 6 - 14 2 to 4 hours
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    Twin Cities Public Television
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    This activity (on page 2 of the PDF under SciGirls Activity: Doghouse Design) is a full inquiry investigation into absorption and reflection of radiant energy. In order to build a house that keeps...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 14 2 to 4 hours

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