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    American Society for Microbiology
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    Learners recreate the digestion process that takes place within their large intestines. They mash up bananas into mush, then place it in an Erlenmeyer flask covered with a balloon. Learners observe...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 1 to 7 days
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    COSI
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    In this weather activity (page 10 of the PDF), learners will demonstrate the changes in atmospheric pressure by constructing their own barometer. Learners will explore the concept of barometric...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 11 - 18 1 to 7 days
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    Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
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    In this simple activity (on page 2 of the PDF), learners make a crystal garden using salt, water, and a brick. This is a take-home version of the display Crystal Garden in the Nature of Matter unit...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 14 1 to 7 days
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    Center for Engineering Educational Outreach, Tufts University
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    Learners construct one or more of the following kinds of sundials: a shadow plot, a horizontal sundial, and a diptych sundial. They track the position of the sun during the course of a day, and use...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 11 - 14 1 to 7 days
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    Carleton College
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    In this activity, learners use Styrofoam to collect organisms from a pond, estuary or marine environment and then examine what they have caught with a microscope. The tiny spaces in Styrofoam...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 18 1 to 7 days
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    New Jersey Department of Education
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    Over the course of several days, learners explore the property of water that helps plants move water from roots to leaves or gives paper towels the capacity to soak up water. Learners will observe...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 1 to 7 days
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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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    APSnet
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    In this laboratory activity, learners use a simple procedure to bait oomycetes from water and/ or soil and then examine these fungus-like organisms with the microscope to see how they look. They...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 11 - 18 1 to 7 days
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    COSI
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    In this chemistry activity (page 3 of the PDF), learners will learn about crystals by growing their very own. They will grow and compare three types of crystals and explore how a crystal forms as...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 14 1 to 7 days
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    Smithsonian Center for Education and Museum Studies
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    Learners will compare the growth rate and appearance of crystals forming on small rocks to those growing on miscellaneous objects. Learners will also investigate how temperature (warm vs. cool room...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 1 to 7 days

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