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    In this activity, learners will measure the length of a shadow and use the distance from the equator to calculate the circumference of the earth. Note: This experiment can only be done at solar...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 8 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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    In this activity, learners explore how the area of Arctic sea ice has changed over recent years. First, learners graph the area of Arctic sea ice over time from 1979 to 2007. Then, learners use...

    free Ages 11 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    In this 6-7 day investigation, learners begin with an introduction to seamounts that are present in the Gulf of Alaska. They learn how seamounts were formed and look at a bathymetric map of a...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 11 - 14 1 to 7 days
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    In this weather forecasting activity, learners determine the location of cold and warm fronts on weather plot maps. Learners use colored pencils to mark up and analyze surface pressure, air...

    free Ages 8 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    In this activity, learners are introduced to tree rings by examining a cross section of a tree, also known as a “tree cookie.” They discover how tree age can be determined by studying the rings and...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 8 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    In this activity, learners estimate how much water they think can be found in various locations on the Earth in all its states (solid, liquid, and gas) to discover the different water ratios in the...

    free Ages 6 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    In this activity, learners explore the factors that tend to resist changes in pH of the ocean and why the ocean is becoming more acidic. This lesson guides inquiry into some properties of the ocean...

    Over $20 per group Ages 14 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    In this activity, learners graph 48 hourly air temperatures from a local weather observation site and observe the diurnal temperature variations. Learners visit the National Weather Service website...

    free Ages 8 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    In this activity, learners perform an experiment to learn about how different types of marine debris degrade and how weather and sunlight affect the rate of degradation. Learners discover that...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 1 to 12 months
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    In this activity, learners discover how the extent of various wind speeds changes in each of the four quadrants around a hurricane. Learners use data from the 'present' location of...

    free Ages 11 - 18 10 to 30 minutes

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