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    Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
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    This is an activity about dinosaurs, fossils, and the work of paleontologists. Learners use hand tools (paint brushes, scoops, and sifters) to unearth fossil specimens in tubs of birdseed. This...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 4 - 6 10 to 30 minutes
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    Twin Cities Public Television
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    This activity (located on page 3 of the PDF) is a full inquiry investigation into raising livestock. Groups of learners will each pick an animal they might like to raise, make a chart of the...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    New England Aquarium
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    In this quick activity, learners explore how blubber protects animals from the cold by making a "blubber mitt." Using cooking shortening, two zip-top sandwich bags, and duct tape,...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 4 - 11 5 to 10 minutes
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    NOAA
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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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    University of Nebraska State Museum
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    This activity (on pages 38-43) has learners simulate the way scientists track and map the movement of otters in the wild using radio trackers. One learner plays the role of Sea Otter, and other...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    Children's Museum Of Houston
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    In this activity, learners investigate different types of bird beaks using household items which mimic different beak examples. Participants will then learn how beaks are adapted to the type of...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 4 - 8 10 to 30 minutes
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    Lawrence Hall of Science
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    In this outdoor simulation game, learners search for pretend animals called "sticklers" to determine and map where they live (habitat) and how spread out they are in that area ...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 6 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    American Society for Microbiology
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    Colored beads in a bag are used to represent different types of microbes, with the bag itself representing the ocean. Working in groups, each learner randomly samples ten “microbes” from the “ocean...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 11 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    University of Nebraska State Museum
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    In this activity (on pages 29-35), learners examine water pollution and filtration. First, learners build models of water bugs from paper clips, and test the effect of dirt and detergent on their ...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
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    In this activity, early learners simulate fossil prints in play dough or clay. Using plastic dinosaur feet to make footprints on their “mud” (much as dinosaurs walked around their habitat) and...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 4 - 6 10 to 30 minutes

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