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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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    Lunar and Planetary Institute
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    In this activity, pairs of learners model how scientists use craters to determine the ages of lunar surfaces. One partner keeps time while the other creates a painting for the other to interpret....

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    WGBH
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    In this activity, learners create and reveal secret messages written with invisible ink! The invisible ink is actually a baking soda solution, and the magical revealing liquid is fruit juice. The...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 6 - 11 45 to 60 minutes
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    WGBH
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    This activity guide features three related explorations to help learners ages 3-6 investigate shadows via the following science concepts: A shadow is made when an object blocks the light; you can...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 4 - 6 45 to 60 minutes
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    New Jersey Department of Education
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    Learners explore capillary action in plants (such as plants ability to move water from roots to leaves) in an investigation called Paper Blooms. Placing paper flowers in water mixed with food...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    Mount Holyoke College
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    In this activity with several mini experiments, learners explore the chemistry that helps scientists learn about the environment and how they can help save it. Learners will determine if pollutants...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 4 to 24 hours
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this activity, learners make cool boxes out of old (or new) greeting cards or postcards. Before making the recycled boxes, learners can practice making boxes from grid paper while learning about...

    free Ages 11 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    Children's Museum of Indianapolis
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    In this activity, learners rotate through several learning and play stations to explore dinosaurs and paleontologists. At these stations, learners use sand and dinosaur bone replicas to create a...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 4 - 6 45 to 60 minutes
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    National Health Museum
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    In order to examine the random nature of mutations and natural selection, learners "breed" clutches of Egyptian Origami Birds (Avis papyrus) using random number generators (dice and coins...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 14 - 18 2 to 4 hours
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    Twin Cities Public Television
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    In this mechanical engineering activity, learners design shadow puppets with moving parts and use them to tell stories. Learners explore simple and complex linkages while constructing various...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 14 2 to 4 hours

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