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    Science Museum of Minnesota
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    In this activity, learners construct bug models that "jitter" all over the table with just a battery, motor, and counterweight. Use this hands-on activity to facilitate inquiry and...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 8 - 14 30 to 45 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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    Lawrence Hall of Science
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    In this outdoor activity/field trip, learners conduct experiments to explore where dragonflies and damselflies perch or rest, and how the flies change behavior in reaction to other flies or fly...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 6 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    Lawrence Hall of Science
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    In this outdoor activity, learners find the swollen bumps known as "galls" on various plants and get a closeup look at the parasitic animals living inside. Galls form on various plants...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    COSI
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    In this activity (page 7 of the PDF), learners will investigate the contents of owl pellets. Learners will discover how owls digest their food as well as the kind of animals they eat. Although this...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 8 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    Twin Cities Public Television
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    This activity (page 2 of the PDF) is a full inquiry investigation into animal behavior and communication. Groups of learners will fashion a headband with fake ears, similar in shape to those of the...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    Centers for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence
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    In this activity, learners are challenged to design a planktonic organism that will neither float like a cork nor sink like a stone. They are given pictures of planktonic organisms and simple...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - adult 30 to 45 minutes
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    Lawrence Hall of Science
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    In this outdoor game, learners role play populations linked in a food chain. The resource suggests a chain with plant, grasshopper, frog, and hawk, but other food chains can be role-played, for...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 6 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    Community Science Workshop Network
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    In this activity, learners build a bird that flies in place with help from a motor, wire, and some straws. This engineering activity introduces learners to circuits and motors, automata, and...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 6 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    Lawrence Hall of Science
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    Dig a hole, line it, fill it with fresh water, and you have a water hole: a good place to study colonization. In this outdoor activity, learners create a controlled experiment to study the effects...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 18 1 to 12 months

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