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    WGBH
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    In this interactive board game, learners "hire" different types of scientists to help canine character Ruff Ruffman solve unusual problems. Through Ruff's adventures, learners meet...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - 11 45 to 60 minutes
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    National Health Museum
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    In this activity, learners are divided into teams. Half the team works as "collectors" and the other half works as "curators." Collectors go outside and search for various...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 14 - 18 2 to 4 hours
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    Howard Hughes Medical Institute
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    In this interactive activity, learners analyze seashells to explore phylogeny and evolution. Learners identify similar and dissimilar seashells to create a phylogenetic tree. The Teacher Guide...

    free Ages 11 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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    Lawrence Hall of Science
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    In this collecting/comparing activity, learners work with samples of sand from different places like a lakefront, river, or ocean beach. Learners note similarities and differences among sand...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 4 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    University of Washington
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    In this activity (11th activity on the page), learners use pennies to test their hearing acuity. Learners collect pennies, drop them one at a time on a hard surface and listen to the sounds they...

    free Ages 6 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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    Lawrence Hall of Science
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    In this outdoor activity and observation game, learners hunt for a variety of textures, colors, odors and evidence of organisms in the activity site. The activity can be done with same age or mixed...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 4 - adult 30 to 45 minutes
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    Lawrence Hall of Science
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    In this online activity, learners examine U.S. pennies to find the date each penny was minted or manufactured. Learners enter their data and then are able to see data from other learners. A bar...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - 11 10 to 30 minutes
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    American Museum of Natural History
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    Learners follow a three-step process to start their own rock collection. Learners will collect rocks, record information about each rock on a Rock Chart, observe and sort their rocks, and create a...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 14 1 to 7 days
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    Bill Nye
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    In this activity, learners build an instrument for catching and observing flies. Learners act as entomologists, attract flies into a jar using a slice of apple, and then observe the flies'...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 4 - 18 1 to 4 weeks
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    Berkeley Natural History Museums
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    Learners use several types of insect sampling and collection equipment to make an insect collection. Learners can collect insects from their schoolyard or yard at home. Insect collections are a...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 14 - 18 1 to 2 hours

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