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    Lunar and Planetary Institute
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    In this activity, dry ice and other items are used to construct a demonstration model of a comet that illustrates the comet nucleus, coma, and tails. This activity introduces learners to the...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    Chicago Children's Museum
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    In this activity (located on page 5 of PDF), learners work in groups to create dig sites for display. Learners arrange dry, uncooked pasta "bones" to resemble dinosaur fossils on a foam...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 6 - 11 30 to 45 minutes
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    California Academy of Sciences
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    In this activity, learners build one or more edible coral polyps and place them together to form a colony. Learners will review the differences between plants and animals, learn about the unique...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 11 30 to 45 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this geology activity learners build a "squeeze box," which allows them to compress layers of sediment. This is a great way to investigate folding and faulting in the Earth. The...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 18 5 to 10 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    Discover how a refracting telescope works by making one from scratch using common items. This telescope won't have a tube so the learner can see how an image is formed inside the telescope....

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 14 - adult 45 to 60 minutes
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    GreenLearning Canada
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    Learners follow directions to construct a water-powered electrical generator using a turbine made from plastic spoons. The model generates a surprising amount of electricity, enough to light a...

    $10 - $20 per student Ages 11 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    Astronomical Society of the Pacific
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    This fun and simple hands-on astronomy activity lets learners experiment with a bucket, stretchy fabric, marbles, and weights to discover some basics about gravity. Learners will explore how mass...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 6 - adult 10 to 30 minutes
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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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    Community Science Workshop Network
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    In this activity, learners explore moving air and the physics of lift and drag by constructing homemade wind tunnels. Use this activity to illustrate Newton's Second Law of Motion (F=ma) and...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 6 - 11 1 to 2 hours
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    New Jersey Department of Education
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    In the wild, small crustaceans known as brine shrimp live in marine habitats such as saltwater lakes. In this activity, learners create a saltwater or marine ecosystem that becomes an experimental...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 11 - 18 1 to 7 days

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