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    In this "Sid the Science Kid" activity, learners explore the effects of decay by comparing and contrasting something (an old pumpkin) that's decayed with the same thing before it...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 4 - 6 10 to 30 minutes
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    In this activity, learners try to revive wilted celery. Learners discover that plants wilt when their cells lose water through evaporation. Use this activity to introduce capillary action.

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 4 - 11 4 to 24 hours
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    University of Wisconsin-Madison
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    In this investigation, learners plant seeds in a 2-liter bottle filled with soil that is connected to a water source below. Over the next few weeks, learners observe how the plants grow. The...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 4 - 14 1 to 4 weeks
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    University of Illinois Extension
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    In this activity, learners investigate soil conditions by creating a soil map. Learners record soil characteristics and compare the conditions of soil in different grid sections. Use this activity...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 4 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago
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    Learners assemble a figure from a nylon stocking or sock stuffed with soil and seeds. The ends of the nylons inside the jar absorb water, which feeds the grass seeds. The seeds grow to become...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 4 - 11 1 to 4 weeks
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    New York Hall of Science
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    Investigate a flower's power of marketing by making an imitation flower that successfully signals a bee (or other pollinator of your choice) to visit. Try to determine what characteristics...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 4 - 11 5 to 10 minutes
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    This exercise is designed to teach young learners the different parts of a plant (root, stems, leaves, flowers, fruit, and seeds), the basic functions of each part, and to show that tiny...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 4 - 11 30 to 45 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this hands-on botany activity, learners sprout vegetables in film canisters. Learners grow nine seeds each of cabbage, radish, and parsley, experimenting with changing one variable (light, water...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 4 - 11 1 to 4 weeks
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    In this "Sid the Science Kid" activity, learners observe how plants change as they grow. Learners examine the effects of growth by measuring and recording changes in plants over days and...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 4 - 6 1 to 4 weeks
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    Children's Museum Of Houston
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    In this activity, learners explore patterns and sequences as they observe fictional plant growth.

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 4 - 8 10 to 30 minutes

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