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    Science Museum of Minnesota
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    In this activity, learners investigate balance and symmetry by designing a symmetrical butterfly, using a paper cutout. Then they use pennies symmetrically placed to balance the butterfly on the...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 4 - 6 10 to 30 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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    Aquarium of the Bay
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    In this hands-on art and science activity (page 4 of the pdf), learners brainstorm and discuss how humans use wetlands, then express their understanding of the subject in artwork. Depending on the...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 8 - 11 1 to 2 hours
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    Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago
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    Learners make an instrument that sounds like a turkey. Their fingers rub on the string and the cup amplifies the vibrations, producing sound. Learners experiment to make various sounds.

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - 14 5 to 10 minutes
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    American Museum of Natural History
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    This activity has three story puzzles learners can solve to learn about life in the Arctic. Through this story-sequencing activity, learners will explore how life for polar bears and the native...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 4 - 8 30 to 45 minutes
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    WGBH
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    Professor John Endler traveled to Trinidad in the 1970s to study wild guppies. In this activity, learners take part in an online simulation of Endler's work. Learners collect data, formulate a...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 11 - adult 45 to 60 minutes
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    Lawrence Hall of Science
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    This activity gets learners looking at 6-sided shapes in nature, including the cells of a beehive, as well as other shapes. Learners use the activity's shape chart to keep track of all the...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 4 - 14 1 to 7 days
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    NCTM Illuminations
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    Using the story "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County" by Mark Twain, learners simulate a jumping-frog contest and determine the distances "jumped." Learners record...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 11 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    Aquarium of the Bay
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    In this graphing exercise (page 2 of the pdf), learners compare their own height to the length of various sharks. This activity can be used in conjunction with any of the Classroom Activity Guides...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 8 - 11 45 to 60 minutes
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    New England Aquarium
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    In this activity about sea otters, learners make their own "otter whiskers" and use them to find objects underwater. Using simple materials, learners construct "whiskers" and...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 4 - 11 5 to 10 minutes

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