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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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    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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    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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    University of Utah
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    Somatic Cell Nuclear Transfer (SCNT) is a cloning method that involves transferring a nucleus from a somatic cell of the individual to be cloned to an enucleated egg. This activity simulates, step...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 11 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    Astronomical Society of the Pacific
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    In this activity, learners design a flag for a chosen or assigned planet. The instructions include information about flags on Earth, and a list of flag references. Learners can gather information...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 6 - adult 10 to 30 minutes
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    BioEd
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    In this activity related to microbes, learners create scale models of microorganisms and compare relative sizes of common bacteria, viruses, fungi and protozoa using metric measures: meters,...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    NOAA
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    In this activity, learners explore the human influences on the carbon cycle and examine how fossil fuels release carbon. Learners role play as miners, power plant operators, car drivers, and home...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes

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