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    Children's Museum of Indianapolis
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    In this activity, learners explore the Great Plains. They use a large outline map (see related activity "If I Lived in a Forest") to trace the location of the Plains region and examine...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 4 - 11 30 to 45 minutes
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    This activity encourages learners to focus on the natural environment of the Eastern Woodlands before the arrival of European settlers. Learners use pictures, stories and maps to help them...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 4 - 11 45 to 60 minutes
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    Lawrence Hall of Science
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    In this activity, learners explore a bucket of sand and beach objects. First they sort items using observable characteristics, then they turn hard candy into "candy sand" to model where...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 4 - adult 10 to 30 minutes
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    In this activity, learners use maps to locate the Arctic region and use a word game to discover the types of resource people need to survive in the extreme climate. Learners examine the ways that...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 4 - 11 30 to 45 minutes
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    California Academy of Sciences
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    This creative lesson plan provides a visual way for learners to gain knowledge about the finite amount of fresh water on Earth and encourages the discussion of the various ways to conserve this...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 6 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    NOAA
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    In this quick activity, learners observe how wind creates ocean currents. By blowing (through straws) on pepper suspended in water, learners will notice how the pepper moves in a clockwise motion,...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 6 - 14 5 to 10 minutes
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    This activity attempts to clear up the common misconception that deserts are always hot, totally dry, and uninhabitable. Learners listen to poetry and use picture books and other resources to...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 4 - 11 30 to 45 minutes
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    Sciencenter
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    In this activity, learners use gumdrops and toothpicks to model the composition and molecular structure of three greenhouse gases: carbon dioxide (CO2), water vapor (H2O) and methane (CH4)....

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 6 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    In this activity, learners listen to a story and tell a story of their own as they learn about the importance of elders in Native American cultures. Learners also discover that animals were often...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 4 - 11 30 to 45 minutes
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    Mount Holyoke College
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    This activity investigates how bark beetles can threaten forests by having learners estimate the number of infected trees from a photo. Learners also think about how pheromones could be used to...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 4 - 8 10 to 30 minutes

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