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    Science Museum of Minnesota
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    In this activity, learners construct bug models that "jitter" all over the table with just a battery, motor, and counterweight. Use this hands-on activity to facilitate inquiry and...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 8 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    Science Museum of Minnesota
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    In this interactive game, learners will test their memory of animal and insect sounds. Flip over cards, listen to the sound, and try to find the ones that match. Three levels of play ranges from...

    free Ages 4 - 14 5 to 10 minutes
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    Oregon Institute of Marine Biology
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    In this activity, learners pretend that they are orcas and search for their "pods" using Morse code. As orcas use squeaks to communicate and keep track of each other, the learners will do...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 8 - 11 45 to 60 minutes
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    California Academy of Sciences
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    In this activity, learners build one or more edible coral polyps and place them together to form a colony. Learners will review the differences between plants and animals, learn about the unique...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 11 30 to 45 minutes
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    NISE Network
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    In this activity, learners create a colorful bookmark using a super thin layer of nail polish on water. Learners discover that a thin film creates iridescent, rainbow colors. This is a very fun and...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 4 - adult 5 to 10 minutes
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    COSI
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    In this activity (page 7 of the PDF), learners will investigate the contents of owl pellets. Learners will discover how owls digest their food as well as the kind of animals they eat. Although this...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 8 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    University of Washington
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    In this activity (6th on the page), learners investigate how photoreceptors in the eye (rods and cones) "adapt" to low light conditions. Learners sort similar bottle caps in a well-lit...

    free Ages 8 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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    Centers for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence
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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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    NISE Network
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    In this activity, learners investigate how some butterfly wings get their color. Learners compare Buttercup and Blue Morpho butterflies and discover what happens when they shine light at each of...

    Over $20 per group Ages 4 - adult 10 to 30 minutes
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    Children's Museum of Indianapolis
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    In this activity, learners explore the Great Plains. They use a large outline map (see related activity "If I Lived in a Forest") to trace the location of the Plains region and examine...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 4 - 11 30 to 45 minutes

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