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    Community Science Workshop Network
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    In this activity, learners use common household items to build musical instruments. This lesson guide includes step-by-step instructions for building five instruments: a torsion drum; buzzer;...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    University of Washington
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    Use this activity (13th activity on the page) to introduce learners to the sense of touch. Learners collect objects of varying textures like feathers, rocks, sand, etc. They glue the objects onto...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 4 - 11 10 to 30 minutes
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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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    In this activity, learners create a traditional Mexican noisemaker (a matraca) using cardboard, craft sticks, and a wooden dowel. Use this activity to introduce learners to musical instruments,...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    American Chemical Society
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    In this activity, learners cut out a fish and then "paint" it using universal indicator and acids and bases. The initial coat of indicator changes the color of the paper (it will turn a...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 4 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    Science Museum of Minnesota
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    From this How To slide show, you create an Audio Tape Bow that can play distorted audio sounds by running it across a tape head. Learners will open up cassette tapes and used tape players to see...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - adult 45 to 60 minutes
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    Science Museum of Minnesota
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    Learn about friction and kinetic energy with this cool spinning toy. The designer of this activity, an artist named Vollis Simpson, made his whirligig from old beer cans, but we can make ours out...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 11 45 to 60 minutes
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    Aquarium of the Bay
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    In this activity (page 5 of pdf), learners explore the relationships between the shape and structure of a shark's teeth and the food it eats, and then create their own shark tooth from clay. A...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 11 1 to 2 hours
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    Museum of Science, Boston
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    The goal of this activity is to design, build and test a house or toy for an animal. Learners will research a particular animal and design a house or toy that will encourage that animal's...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 4 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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    The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore
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    In this two-part activity, learners compare and contrast a variety of life cycles to better understand different organisms and how they develop. Learners arrange and label photos of their family...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 6 - 11 1 to 7 days

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