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    In this activity, learners build penetrometers to test leaf toughness. Biologists measure leaf toughness to study the feeding preferences of insects and bugs.

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 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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    Integrated Teaching and Learning Program, College of Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder
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    This hands-on experiment will provide learners with an understanding of the issues that surround environmental cleanup. Learners will create their own oil spill, try different methods for cleaning...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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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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    In this experiment, learners examine the way oil affects bird feathers and test different cleanup methods to find out which works best. Learners answer questions throughout the investigation,...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 6 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    Through discussion and hands-on experimentation, learners examine the geological (ancient) carbon cycle. They investigate the role of dinosaurs in the carbon cycle and the eventual storage of...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 11 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    In this physical sciences activity, learners explore how passive solar design increases energy efficiency. Learners test paperboard models of different building designs to discover how the design...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    In this activity related to climate change, learners create and explore topographical maps as a means of studying sea level rise. Learners use various everyday materials including ice and a potato...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 14 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    In this activity, learners explore the devices used over time to measure changes in temperature. Learners work in teams of "engineers" to design and build their own temperature gauge out...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    In this activity, learners make a miniature greenhouse or "terrarium" to explore the greenhouse effect. Learners will first construct their model greenhouse using a clear, tall airtight...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 18 1 to 7 days

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