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    In this activity, learners use sand and ice cubes to create a model of permafrost and the effects of the ice melting through the surface. Permafrost is an underground layer of soil, rock and water...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    An outdoor scavenger hunt helps learners consider the theme of "What Is Life?" Learners explore what living organisms are, including how organisms meet basic needs of food, shelter and...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    In this activity, learners survey living organisms near where they live or go to school, and create a local field guide. Learners discover the value of conducting long-term observations of an...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 6 - adult 30 to 45 minutes
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    In this activity, learners analyze a fictionalized report of life on Mars, based on a real NASA satellite photo, and explore how to separate scientific fact from fiction. Learners practice using...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 11 - adult 30 to 45 minutes
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    In this matching game, learners study the limits of life on Earth to see what other places in the solar system might sustain microbial life. Learners explore information about extremophiles—living...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 11 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    In this group activity, learners consider environmental conditions—temperature, presence of water, atmosphere, sunlight, and chemical composition—on planets and moons in our solar system to...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 8 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    Based on color photographic images, learners compare geological features on Earth and Mars to understand similarities and differences between the two planets, and consider the forces that created...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 11 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    Using recycled materials, learners will design a transportation vehicle to carry an egg in an egg toss (a rudimentary model of a shock absorbent transport vessel). Learners will consider how their...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - adult 1 to 2 hours
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    In this activity, learners build a model of a self-sustaining habitat (growing grass and beans from seeds). They come to understand the natural conditions which promote plant, animal and human...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 11 - adult 1 to 7 days
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    In this activity, learners create a soil and water model of a single-cell life environment and study living microorganisms. Over a period of many days, learners observe the interaction of soil,...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 18 1 to 7 days

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