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    In this activity, learners construct bug models that "jitter" all over the table with just a battery, motor, and counterweight. Use this hands-on activity to facilitate inquiry and...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 8 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    In this activity, learners investigate balance and symmetry by designing a symmetrical butterfly, using a paper cutout. Then they use pennies symmetrically placed to balance the butterfly on the...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 4 - 6 10 to 30 minutes
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    In this interactive game, learners will test their memory of animal and insect sounds. Flip over cards, listen to the sound, and try to find the ones that match. Three levels of play ranges from...

    free Ages 4 - 14 5 to 10 minutes
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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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    This resource contains ideas and brief instructions on how to build animals out of construction paper and other simple materials. Included are tips on how to roll, fold, and cut paper to make...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 6 - 11 10 to 30 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 can manipulate the sounds by adjusting the knobs and tuning the...

    free Ages 6 - 11 5 to 10 minutes
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    In this game, learners create flash cards with an image on one side (of an animal, for example) and the sound that animal makes on the other. The object of this game is to use your mouth and your...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 6 - adult 10 to 30 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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    In this online activity, learners test their ability to hear different frequencies and compare their frequency range with the frequency range of other animals and insects. Learners can record their...

    free Ages 4 - 11 5 to 10 minutes

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