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    The Exploratorium
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    In this hands-on and feet-on excursion, learners take a science walk to visualize the planet's immense size and numerous structures, without the usual scale and ratio dimensions found in most...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 11 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    Lawrence Hall of Science
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    In this group or individual activity, learners are encouraged to watch birds near home or school—possibly where birds are nesting in a tree, pecking in a park, feeding from a feeder, or flying...

    free Ages 6 - 14 1 to 7 days
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    Smithsonian Center for Education and Museum Studies
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    In this activity (located on pages 9-14 of PDF), learners visit a cemetery to examine the distinguishing characteristics of rock weathering. After researching stone weathering and acid rain,...

    free Ages 8 - 14 1 to 7 days
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    National Health Museum
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    Learners take a field trip along a local body of water and conduct a visual survey to discover information about local land use and water quality. Learners document their findings by mapping and...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 11 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    4-H
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    In this activity, learners make plaster casts of an animal track to learn more about animals and animal behavior. Learners can use real animal tracks found outdoors or rubber track molds if...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    4-H
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    In this activity, learners compare plant and animal life in different habitats including a sidewalk crack and lawn. Learners sort human-made materials and natural materials found in each habitat....

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 11 10 to 30 minutes
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    American Museum of Natural History
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    In this activity, learners start their own field journal to better understand the wildlife in their area. Learners select an animal to observe, record observations about the animal's...

    free Ages 6 - 11 30 to 45 minutes
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    NOAA
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    This is a comprehensive lesson plan on page 85 for a group cleanup trip to a local beach, lake or stream. Learners keep track of the types and amounts of trash picked up and analyze this...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 14 - 18 1 to 7 days
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    Smithsonian National Zoological Park
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    In this family or group activity, learners create a nature journal by visiting a local nature center or backyard, observing creatures in their natural habitats, and sketching what they see....

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 6 - 11
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    Smithsonian National Zoological Park
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    In this family or group inquiry activity, learners use their senses to explore a local forest or woodland. Learners can look for decomposers and fungi, investigate flowers and pollination, and...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 6 - 11 1 to 2 hours

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