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    NISE Network
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    This is a demonstration about how nature inspires nanotechnology. It is easily adapted into a hands-on activity for an individual or groups. Learners discover that lotus leaves are self cleaning...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 6 - adult 10 to 30 minutes
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    Science Museum of Minnesota
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    This is an online simulation of how sound changes due to environment. How does place--like a cave, a pier, or a forest--affect certain sounds? Move the sound pieces around and change the location...

    free Ages 4 - 8 5 to 10 minutes
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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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    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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    National Museum of American History
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    In this activity, learners will use Google Sky to observe features of the night sky and share their observations. Learners partake in a "Telescope Treasure Hunt" as they look for...

    free Ages 4 - 11 10 to 30 minutes
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    Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
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    In this online activity, learners create monsters and see how they survived when released into the wild. Learners discover that organisms adapt to their environments in different ways in order to...

    free Ages 6 - 14 5 to 10 minutes
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    Sciencenter
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    In this two part activity, learners become draft detectives by constructing their own draft catchers to detect drafts around windows or doors. Next, they make draft stoppers to reduce air flow and...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 4 - 14 10 to 30 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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    Lawrence Hall of Science
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    In this activity, learners explore a bucket of sand and beach objects. First they sort items using observable characteristics, then they turn hard candy into "candy sand" to model where...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 4 - adult 10 to 30 minutes
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    Science Museum of Minnesota
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    This is a virtual representation of a sound mixer containing pre-looped sounds of animal, insect, and environmental noises. Learners can manipulate the sounds by adjusting the knobs and tuning the...

    free Ages 6 - 11 5 to 10 minutes

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