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    This is an online simulation of how sound changes due to environment. How does place--like a cave, a pier, or a forest--affect certain sounds? Move the sound pieces around and change the location...

    free Ages 4 - 8 5 to 10 minutes
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    In this activity, learners make a paper cone and use it in a window to measure the length of the shadow over the course of a day. Learners then repeat the same experiment a month later. In another...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - 11 1 to 4 weeks
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    This is a virtual representation of a sound mixer containing pre-looped sounds of animal, insect, and environmental noises. Learners can manipulate the sounds by adjusting the knobs and tuning the...

    free Ages 6 - 11 5 to 10 minutes
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    Build a fruit fly trap out of a 2-liter plastic bottle and some rotten fruit! Fruit flies are easy to catch in warm weather. Once you catch some, you will be able to see their life cycle up-close....

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 4 - 11 1 to 4 weeks
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    In this interactive game, learners listen to the songs of four different thrushes and then try to match each bird with its song. Many people consider thrushes the most beautiful-sounding songbirds...

    free Ages 6 - adult 5 to 10 minutes
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    This is a virtual representation of a sound mixer containing pre-looped sounds of animal, insect, and environmental noises. Learners drag the blocks that represent a sound to the tray to create a...

    free Ages 6 - 11 5 to 10 minutes
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    Using simple materials, learners build an underwater scope to observe what lives in rivers, lakes, and streams. Since people can't breathe under water, the world below the water remains a...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    The Sacred Cenote at Chichén Itzá is a sink hole, or well, containing groundwater. In this activity, learners create their own cenote using chalk, limestone, acids, and rain water. A real cenote is...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - adult 10 to 30 minutes
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    In this activity, learners make acid/base indicator paper, place the indicator paper on an anthill, disturb a bunch of ants, and then observe what happens! Some stinging insects spray formic acid...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 6 - 11 45 to 60 minutes
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    This activity uses a special paper that can create images with exposure to the Sun. Collect objects of different shapes and sizes and use them to make interesting patterns on your sun print. Most...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 4 - 11 45 to 60 minutes

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