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    In this quick activity (located on page 2 of the PDF), learners will model how wetlands act as natural filters for the environment. Learners prepare a mixture of water, soil, gravel, and leaves and...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    This activity (on page 3 of the PDF) is a full inquiry investigation into how some desert birds keep their cool. Learners will make four model Saguaro nests out of Styrofoam ice chests, insert...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 14 1 to 7 days
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    In this quick activity (page 2 of PDF), learners will model how large depressions near the top of a volcano are formed by using an inflating and deflating balloon submerged in flour. The model...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    This activity (located on page 3 of the PDF) is a full inquiry investigation into mapping the underground “plumbing” of geysers. Groups of learners will mimic an actual investigation into the...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 8 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    In this quick activity about pollutants and groundwater (page 2 of PDF), learners build a model well with a toilet paper tube. Learners use food coloring to simulate pollutants and observe how they...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    In this activity (page 2 of PDF), learners will model how caves are formed by placing one piece of chalk in a cup of vinegar and another piece in a cup of water, then watch and record their...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    This activity (located on page 4 of the PDF) is a full inquiry investigation to determine the age of fossils based on where they are discovered. Groups of learners will dig for fossils embedded in...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    In this goopy activity, learners will model glacial movement with “gak,” a white glue and liquid starch mixture. Each fist-sized gob of gak represents a year’s worth of snow, accumulating to form a...

    Over $20 per group Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    In this activity, (on page 6 of the PDF) learners participate in a hands-on fossil excavation. Groups of learners will receive a shoebox full off sand in which several chicken bones have been...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    In this activity (page 1 of the PDF), learners will model how paleontologists estimate the age of fossil discoveries by extracting “fossil” playing cards from newspapers stacked in chronological...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes

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