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    Lunar and Planetary Institute
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    In this activity, learners work in teams to investigate the composition of unseen materials using a variety of tools. This open-ended engagement activity mimics how scientists discover clues about...

    Over $20 per group Ages 8 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    In this activity, learners create channel features with flowing water, comparing their observations to real images of Mars and Earth taken by satellites/orbiters. Learners' observations of the...

    Over $20 per group Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    Children's Museum of Indianapolis
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    In this activity, learners explore what makes a boat float and sink. They examine and test various objects to determine why objects float or sink. This experience can prepare learners for a science...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 4 - 8 45 to 60 minutes
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    Lunar and Planetary Institute
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    In this activity, learners simulate what happens to a human spine in space by making Sponge Spool Spines (alternating sponge pieces and spools threaded on a pipe cleaner). This represents a human...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    New Jersey Department of Education
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    In this activity, learners create a freshwater ecosystem in a large plastic bottle. Learners cut and prepare bottles, then fill with water, aquatic plants, snails and fish. Learners observe their...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 18 1 to 7 days
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    Lunar and Planetary Institute
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    In this activity, learners consider the water features they might enjoy at a community park--a pond, brook, water playground (or "sprayground"), or pool--and what happens to the water...

    Over $20 per group Ages 4 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    Lunar and Planetary Institute
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    In this activity, learners consider how a simple machine, a lever, turns a small push or pull (a small force) into a larger--or stronger--push or pull (a larger force). Learners then apply this...

    Over $20 per group Ages 4 - 11 10 to 30 minutes
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    NASA
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    In this two-part activity, learners work in pairs to examine the four basic stages of a turbine engine. During the first part of the lesson, learners visit three stations: Combustion, Compression,...

    Over $20 per group Ages 11 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    New Jersey Department of Education
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    Did you know that the water we use today is the same water found on Earth millions of years ago? The Earth constantly uses and recycles water in a process called the water cycle. In this lesson,...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 14 1 to 7 days
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    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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    This activity uses LEGO® bricks to represent atoms bonding into molecules and crystals. The lesson plan is for a 2.5 hour workshop (or four 45-minute classes). There is a "wet lab"...

    Over $20 per group Ages 11 - adult 2 to 4 hours

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