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    The Exploratorium
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    This activity guide includes instructions on how to build a "Shake Table" by mounting an eccentric mass (off center) on the shaft of a small dc motor. Learners use this table to simulate...

    Over $20 per group Ages 11 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this activity, learners simulate the process of DNA fingerprinting by using electricity to separate colored dyes. Learners use simple materials to assemble a comb (electrophoresis chamber) to...

    Over $20 per group Ages 11 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    Lunar and Planetary Institute
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    In this activity, learners shrink the scale of the vast solar system to the size of their neighborhood. Learners are challenged to consider not only the traditional "planets," but also...

    Over $20 per group Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    Lunar and Planetary Institute
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    In this activity, learners investigate the Moon's infancy and model how an ocean of molten rock (magma) helped shape the Moon that we see today. Learners create a simple model of this process...

    Over $20 per group Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    Children's Museum of Indianapolis
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    In this activity, learners explore dinosaurs and fossils by creating a diorama. First, learners are introduced to an amazing artist and dinosaur educator in the book "The Dinosaurs of...

    Over $20 per group Ages 4 - 8 1 to 2 hours
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    Children's Museum of Indianapolis
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    In this activity, learners explore dinosaur fossils by making cast models of a T. rex. First, learners read about and research how dinosaur fossils form. Next, learners make impressions in clay...

    Over $20 per group Ages 6 - 8 4 to 24 hours
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    Lunar and Planetary Institute
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    In this activity, learners discover that the Moon, like Earth, is made up of layers of different materials. Learners work in teams to make models of the interiors of the Moon and Earth. Common food...

    Over $20 per group Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    Lunar and Planetary Institute
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    In this activity, learners consider how a simple machine, a lever, turns a small push or pull (a small force) into a larger--or stronger--push or pull (a larger force). Learners then apply this...

    Over $20 per group Ages 4 - 11 10 to 30 minutes
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    Children's Museum of Indianapolis
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    In this activity, learners explore how casts of fossilized bones are created and used to learn about dinosaurs. Learners make observations, draw diagrams and share their findings. Learners also...

    Over $20 per group Ages 8 - 11 4 to 24 hours
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    Integrated Teaching and Learning Program, College of Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder
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    In this design-based lesson, learners study flood dynamics as they modify a riverbed with blockages or levees to simulate real-world scenarios. Learners will learn about floodplains, consider...

    Over $20 per group Ages 11 - 14 1 to 2 hours

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