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    In this "Sid the Science Kid" activity, learners explore the effects of decay by comparing and contrasting something (an old pumpkin) that's decayed with the same thing before it...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 4 - 6 10 to 30 minutes
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    Lawrence Hall of Science
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    In this outdoor activity, learners design devices that will catch prey or gather plants. After testing their devices, learners investigate the food-gathering adaptations of animals in their...

    Over $20 per group Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    Twin Cities Public Television
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    This activity (located on page 3 of the PDF) is a full inquiry investigation into tree growth rates. Groups of learners will count tree rings to determine each tree’s age. A thorough sample of...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    This is a comprehensive lesson plan for a group cleanup trip to a local beach, lake or stream. Learners keep track of the types and amounts of trash picked up and analyze this information. As a...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 14 - 18 1 to 7 days
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    Lawrence Hall of Science
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    In this outdoor activity, learners use only their senses to to find the extremes of several environmental variables or physical factors: wind, temperature, light, slope and moisture. Learners also...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 6 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    This is a demonstration about how nature inspires nanotechnology. It is easily adapted into a hands-on activity for an individual or groups. Learners discover that lotus leaves are self cleaning...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 6 - adult 10 to 30 minutes
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    Twin Cities Public Television
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    This activity (located on page 3 of the PDF) is a full inquiry investigation into biodiversity of a given habitat. Groups of learners will work in pairs or small groups and conduct a bioblitz of a...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    In this activity, learners create a star show and discover how they can prevent light pollution. Using simple materials, learners first design constellation boxes. Next, learners use their...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    Chicago Children's Museum
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    In this activity, learners create a garden in a disposable glove. They learn about the conditions necessary to make the seeds sprout and actively participate in caring for their plants. Learners...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 6 - 11 1 to 4 weeks
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    Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago
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    Learners use chromatography to separate and analyze the mixture of pigments in leaves. Use this activity to discuss photosynthesis as well as why leaves change color in autumn. Safety note: Nail...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 14 10 to 30 minutes

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