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    Learners work in teams to investigate how scientists use physical characteristics to classify living things. First, learners examine drawings of a variety of leaves from different species of oak...

    free Ages 8 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    In this experiment, learners work in teams to investigate how the color of a surface influences its ability to reflect light and therefore heat. The ratio of light reflected to that received is...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 11 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    In this activity, learners map their world by drawing a plan of their bedroom. Use this activity to introduce learners to the work of archaeologists and how they create maps to better understand a...

    free Ages 8 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    In this activity, learners make a model of the solid Earth's layers that's good enough to eat! Learners use tasty foodstuffs to simulate Earth's inner core, outer core, mantle, and...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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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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    This activity helps learners understand how the angle of the Sun affects temperatures around the globe. After experimenting with a heat lamp and thermometers at differing angles, learners apply...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 11 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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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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    In this activity, learners discover how solar energy can be used to heat water. Learners first discuss energy usage in their daily lives and then divide into pairs to conduct an experiment in which...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 11 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    The Chinese invented paper made from plants and cloth about 2,000 years ago. Learners follow a similar process to make paper from recycled paper. Once dry, learners can make something special with...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 8 - 14 4 to 24 hours
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    In this activity, learners use their imaginations and picture a scene in their heads. Learners print out the four provided window pages and draw how the world would look from each of the different...

    free Ages 6 - 14 10 to 30 minutes

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