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    Lunar and Planetary Institute
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    In this activity, learners consider the water features they might enjoy at a community park--a pond, brook, water playground (or "sprayground"), or pool--and what happens to the water...

    Over $20 per group Ages 4 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    Sciencenter
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    In this two part activity, learners become draft detectives by constructing their own draft catchers to detect drafts around windows or doors. Next, they make draft stoppers to reduce air flow and...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 4 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    Sciencenter
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    Learners will build and experiment with their own windmills made from simple household materials. The program closes with a discussion on energy conservation and how our choices and actions can add...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 6 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    WGBH
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    In this engineering activity (page 3 of PDF), young learners investigate how a pole can be made stable by “planting” its base in the ground or adding supports to the base. First, learners observe...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 4 - 8 30 to 45 minutes
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    National Museum of American History
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    In this activity, learners will use Google Sky to observe features of the night sky and share their observations. Learners partake in a "Telescope Treasure Hunt" as they look for...

    free Ages 4 - 11 10 to 30 minutes
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    Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo
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    In this activity, learners gain a better understanding of how household/school waste breaks down in a landfill. Learners collect trash and then create miniature landfills in 2-liter bottles....

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 4 - 14 1 to 4 weeks
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    Children's Museum of Indianapolis
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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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    NISE Network
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    In this activity/demo, learners examine a synthetic gecko tape with micron sized hairs that mimics the behavior of the gecko foot. The process is called "nanomolding." Also described in...

    Over $20 per group Ages 6 - adult 10 to 30 minutes
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    Chicago Children's Museum
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    This activity (located on page 8 of the PDF) introduces learners to the concept of Non-point Source Pollution--what happens when rain washes garbage and other pollutants into rivers and lakes....

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 6 - 11 5 to 10 minutes

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