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    In this activity, learners explore the structure of plant leaves. Learners find out what happens when they coat either the top or bottom sides of leaves with petroleum jelly. Use this activity to...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 6 - 14 1 to 7 days
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    In this activity, learners build penetrometers to test leaf toughness. Biologists measure leaf toughness to study the feeding preferences of insects and bugs.

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    This outdoor activity (on page 2 of the PDF) is a full inquiry investigation into how the amount of moisture in a sand dune relates to the number of plants growing there. Groups of learners will...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 14 2 to 4 hours
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    In this activity (page 1 of the PDF), learners will test cups full of potting soil, sand, and sphagnum moss to see which earth material is able to soak up the most water. Using a scale and a simple...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    In this activity (on page 2 of the PDF), learners will pair up and take a notebook outdoors to a selected location to observe and record a list of living things that they see, writing descriptions...

    free Ages 8 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    In this activity, learners put on their naturalist hats and explore the world around them. This activity challenges learners to take a close look at local habitats, determine if area animals have...

    free Ages 8 - 14 2 to 4 hours

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