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    American Society for Microbiology
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    Learners extract DNA from a banana. The procedure requires only basic lab equipment (i.e. beaker, test tube) and chemicals (i.e. liquid soap, meat tenderizer, ethanol). This activity is most...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 4 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    Children's Museum of Indianapolis
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    In this activity, learners explore dinosaur fossils by making an edible treat. First, learners read "Dinosaur Bones" by Aliki to examine how fossils are formed. Then, the educator sifts...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 6 - 8 45 to 60 minutes
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    National Optical Astronomy Observatory
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    This is a classic exercise for visualizing the scale of the Solar System. Both the relative size and spacing of the planets are demonstrated in this outdoor exercise, using a mere peppercorn to...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 6 - adult 45 to 60 minutes
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    Arizona Science Center
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    In this activity, learners explore cooked chicken wings and identify the various parts including: bones (radius, ulna, humerus, shoulder joint, elbow joint), tendons, and cartilage. Learners...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 6 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    Children's Museum of Indianapolis
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    In this activity, learners use their senses to collect information about a fruit and record their findings in a Science Journal. Learners use science words to describe the fruit, ask or write...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 4 - 8 45 to 60 minutes
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    Lawrence Hall of Science
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    In this outdoor, freshwater activity, learners explore the behavior and food preferences of crawdads (or crabs) by "fishing" for them with various baits. An extension of this activity is...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 6 - 11 45 to 60 minutes
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    Children's Museum of Indianapolis
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    In this activity, learners explore healthy choices related to the liquids they drink. The importance of water and milk as essential nutrients for a healthy body is the focus of the experience....

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 4 - 8 45 to 60 minutes
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    Children's Museum of Indianapolis
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    In this activity, learners explore healthy choices related to the foods they eat. The importance of a variety of fruits and vegetables to a healthy diet is the focus of the experience. Learners...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 4 - 8 45 to 60 minutes
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    NSBRI
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    In this activity (page 32 of PDF), learners investigate the nutritional needs of healthy bones and muscles. Learners make a list of their diet from the past 24 hours, sort what they ate by food...

    free Ages 6 - 11 45 to 60 minutes
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    In this activity about human anatomy (page 20 of PDF), learners investigate the structure of muscles by comparing yarn and cooked meat. Learners will record their observations in a data table and...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 6 - 11 45 to 60 minutes

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