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    NOAA
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    This is a comprehensive lesson plan for a group cleanup trip to a local beach, lake or stream. Learners keep track of the types and amounts of trash picked up and analyze this information. As a...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 14 - 18 1 to 7 days
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    Integrated Teaching and Learning Program, College of Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder
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    Learners work in teams to design and build solar water heating devices that mimic those used in residences to capture energy in the form of solar radiation and convert it to thermal energy. This...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 14 - 18 1 to 7 days
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    Children's Museum of Indianapolis
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    In this three/four-day lesson, learners calculate perimeters and areas and draw the castle plan to scale. They develop a timeline outlining the construction of a castle and build catapults, a...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 14 1 to 7 days
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    Smithsonian Center for Education and Museum Studies
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    In this activity (located on pages 9-14 of PDF), learners visit a cemetery to examine the distinguishing characteristics of rock weathering. After researching stone weathering and acid rain,...

    free Ages 8 - 14 1 to 7 days
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    IEEE
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    In this activity, learners explore how engineers design devices that can detect the presence of pollutants in the air. Learners work in teams of "engineers" to design and build their own...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 18 1 to 7 days
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    Twin Cities Public Television
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    This is an activity (located on page 3 of PDF) about composites, materials made of 2 or more different components. Learners will be challenged to build the best mud bricks, one of the earliest...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 1 to 7 days
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    Lawrence Hall of Science
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    In this outdoor, night activity, learners track nocturnal animals' footprints, droppings and other signs of their presence. By setting out animal bait that has nontoxic, blacklight fluorescent...

    Over $20 per group Ages 6 - 14 1 to 7 days
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    National Park Service
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    This detailed lesson plan for a field trip to Canyonlands National Park in Utah (page 32 of pdf) teaches students about the habitat of bighorn sheep. The trip, which includes a strenuous hike,...

    Over $20 per group Ages 11 - 14 1 to 7 days
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    Twin Cities Public Television
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    This is an activity (located on page 3 of PDF) about identifying nanoscale objects and phenomena in today's world. Learners will break into groups and conduct a "NanoBlitz Challenge,"...

    free Ages 8 - 14 1 to 7 days
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    COSI
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    In this environmental science activity (page 3 of the PDF), leaners will identify and explain the causes of erosion. They will observe the effects of erosion on the surrounding area and further...

    Over $20 per group Ages 8 - 11 1 to 7 days

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