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    Howard Hughes Medical Institute
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    In this interactive activity, learners analyze seashells to explore phylogeny and evolution. Learners identify similar and dissimilar seashells to create a phylogenetic tree. The Teacher Guide...

    free Ages 11 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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    Berkeley Natural History Museums
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    Learners use several types of insect sampling and collection equipment to make an insect collection. Learners can collect insects from their schoolyard or yard at home. Insect collections are a...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 14 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    University of Washington
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    In this activity (11th activity on the page), learners use pennies to test their hearing acuity. Learners collect pennies, drop them one at a time on a hard surface and listen to the sounds they...

    free Ages 6 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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    Lawrence Hall of Science
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    In this outdoor activity and observation game, learners hunt for a variety of textures, colors, odors and evidence of organisms in the activity site. The activity can be done with same age or mixed...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 4 - adult 30 to 45 minutes
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    The Nuffield Foundation
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    In this activity, learners collect worms and then observe how they move. If learners have never heard the noise a worm makes when it moves on a piece of paper, a surprising new experience awaits...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 11 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    Bill Nye
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    In this activity, learners build an instrument for catching and observing flies. Learners act as entomologists, attract flies into a jar using a slice of apple, and then observe the flies'...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 4 - 18 1 to 4 weeks
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    National Health Museum
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    In this activity, learners are divided into teams. Half the team works as "collectors" and the other half works as "curators." Collectors go outside and search for various...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 14 - 18 2 to 4 hours