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    Smithsonian National Zoological Park
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    In this family or group inquiry activity, learners use their senses to explore a local forest or woodland. Learners can look for decomposers and fungi, investigate flowers and pollination, and...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 6 - 11 1 to 2 hours
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    Smithsonian National Zoological Park
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    In this family or group activity, learners create a nature journal by visiting a local nature center or backyard, observing creatures in their natural habitats, and sketching what they see....

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 6 - 11
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    Twin Cities Public Television
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    In this activity (page 1 of the PDF), learners will visit a zoo, aquarium, or pet store to view a variety of fish. Learners sketch the different body types as well as observe where each fish spends...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore
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    Use the Zoo Calendar (page 1 of PDF) to involve learners in interdisciplinary, whole language, and writing activities about ecological concepts. Each 30-45 minute activity emphasizes the concept of...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 6 - 11 1 to 4 weeks
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    American Museum of Natural History
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    This activity has three story puzzles learners can solve to learn about life in the Arctic. Through this story-sequencing activity, learners will explore how life for polar bears and the native...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 4 - 8 30 to 45 minutes
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    American Museum of Natural History
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    In this activity, learners make a 3-D model of DNA using paper and toothpicks. While constructing this model, learners will explore the composition and structure of DNA. The activity also gives...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    Find out what it would be like to have ears shaped differently from your own! Design and make different animal ears then try them out. Produced by the Exploratorium, this activity uses simple, off...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 4 - 11 5 to 10 minutes
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    4-H
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    In this two-part activity about the connection between the lupine plant and butterflies, learners first read "Miss Rumphius," a storybook about lupine by Barbara Cooney. Then learners...

    Over $20 per group Ages 8 - 11 45 to 60 minutes
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    American Museum of Natural History
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    Learners construct a bracelet containing two strands of beads, which represents a double strand of DNA that codes for a gene. They match beads to the bases in a section of a chimp's DNA code....

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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    University of Washington
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    In this activity (15th activity on the page) about the sense of touch, learners use glue and cardboard to construct a maze they use with their eyes closed. Learners rely only on their fingertips to...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 4 - 14 30 to 45 minutes

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