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    The Exploratorium
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    This is an activity to do when there is a solar eclipse! Eclipses do not happen frequently, but when one does, learners will be excited to discover that they can view the eclipse using a pinhole...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 8 - adult 1 to 2 hours
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    Astronomical Society of the Pacific
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    This fun and simple hands-on astronomy activity lets learners make 3-dimensional models of the Earth and Moon. Using the Sun's light, learners will discover that the Moon rotates in the same...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 6 - adult 10 to 30 minutes
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    Integrated Teaching and Learning Program, College of Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder
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    Learners build particulate matter collectors--devices that collect samples of visible particulates present in polluted air. They place the collectors in various test sites and observe them over a...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    Lawrence Hall of Science
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    This warm weather activity introduces learners to the impact trees have on blocking the sun's heat and reducing temperature on the Earth's surface. Learners set containers with water in a...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 4 - 14 2 to 4 hours
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    Children's Museum of Indianapolis
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    In this three/four-day lesson, learners calculate perimeters and areas and draw the castle plan to scale. They develop a timeline outlining the construction of a castle and build catapults, a...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 14 1 to 7 days
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    In this activity, learners build large-scale structures and cantilevers in a series of "building out" challenges with garden poles and tape. In doing so, learners will experience many of...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 6 - 14 2 to 4 hours
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    The Exploratorium
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    An ordinary camera has a lens that makes an image on film. In a pinhole camera, a small hole replaces the lens. This activity provides instructions for recycling a potato chip can to make your own...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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    COSI
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    In this activity, learners make a solar oven. Learners witness the awesome power of the sun to make a yummy treat--a chocolate chip cookie!

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 6 - 11 30 to 45 minutes
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    The Center for Science Education @ Space Sciences Laboratory, UC Berkeley
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    In this activity, learners use an astrolabe to measure the altitude of objects. Learners will first practice taking measurements by measuring the altitude of trees and buildings. Then, learners...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 14 1 to 4 weeks
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    COSI
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    In this weather activity (page 1 of the PDF), learners will construct their very own anemometer to measure wind speed. Although this activity was designed to be used after a museum workshop about...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes

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