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    In this two-part lesson, learners discover how large bodies of water can serve as a heat source or sink at different times and how proximity to water moderates climate along the coast. The...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 11 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    In this activity, learners explore density, convection, stratification, and, by inference, the melting of icebergs. Learners make hypotheses, test their hypotheses, and explain their observations.

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 11 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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    In this activity, learners use open inquiry to learn about the process of science as well as gain experience regarding the Law of Conservation of Mass, dissolution, and density. Learners replicate...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    In this activity, learners explore the concept of density-driven currents (thermohaline circulation) and how these currents are affected by climate change. Learners use colored ice cubes, water,...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - adult 1 to 2 hours
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    In this activity, learners role-play the part of lake inhabitants and the aquatic exotics who displace the native species. Props are used to help demonstrate how aquatic exotic species enter a lake...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    This activity focuses on interactions within Earth systems and the effects of human activities. In this activity learners build a biomass pyramid. This game shows how factors affecting lower...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    In this activity, learners model, on a human-sized board game, how changes in water temperature may affect fish distributions and, ultimately, fisheries. This lesson focuses on how climate change...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 11 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    In this activity, learners construct a coastal landmass from sand and add features such as tidal creeks and barrier islands. Learners then add varying amounts of water to observe the effects of...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - adult 45 to 60 minutes
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    In this activity, learners take on the role of a carbon atom and record which reservoirs in the carbon cycle they visit. Learners will compare and contrast their trip with those of other learners...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 11 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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    In this game, learners match descriptions of marine debris (shoes, batteries, paper towels, etc.) to images of these items. This activity can lead to a discussion about the effects of marine debris...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 8 - adult 10 to 30 minutes

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