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    American Museum of Natural History
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    In this activity, learners work in teams to study the observation skills essential to scientific research. Learners work in groups and lead one blindfolded member of the group to a tree and other...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 11 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    Lawrence Hall of Science
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    In this outdoor fall activity, learners find out what living in or under a layer of leaves is like. Learners will discover that animals that live in leaf litter use different senses to find prey,...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    Smithsonian National Zoological Park
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    In this family or group inquiry activity, learners use their senses to explore a local forest or woodland. Learners can look for decomposers and fungi, investigate flowers and pollination, and...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 6 - 11 1 to 2 hours
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this activity, learners use a simple trick of perspective to dress friends in tiny cutout clothing. Learners make tiny pants out of card stock and tape them to the end of a stick. Then, learners...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 6 - 18 5 to 10 minutes
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    Astronomical Society of the Pacific
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    This fun hands-on astronomy activity uses a variety of simple props to help learners understand why they see what they see in a telescope. They will learn about how the eye works, how to use the...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 4 - adult 5 to 10 minutes
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    NASA
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    In this activity, learners investigate parallax, a method used to measure distances to stars and planets in the solar system. Learners can see the parallax effect in action by holding their thumb...

    free Ages 6 - 18 Under 5 minutes
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    Mount Holyoke College
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    Learners observe different light sources, outdoors and indoors, using prism glasses (diffraction glasses) and color filters. Natural light (sun) and artificial light (lamp, candle, LED) sources are...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 4 - 8 10 to 30 minutes
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    Lawrence Hall of Science
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    In this outdoor activity/field trip, learners investigate organisms that live along the ocean's rocky coast. Learners add bare rocks to an intertidal zone, and over the course of 6-8 weeks...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - adult 1 to 12 months
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    Optical Society of America
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    In this activity, learners explore why they can see colors in bubbles and why they change. Learners also examine what thin slits do to light and how this phenomenon is similar to that of bubbles...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - 11 5 to 10 minutes
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    Optical Society of America
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    In this optics activity, learners use a shoebox, colored cellophane and sunlight to "change" the colors of gumballs. Learners will be surprised when the green and blue gumballs appear...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 11 10 to 30 minutes

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