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    In this activity, learners are challenged to design a planktonic organism that will neither float like a cork nor sink like a stone. They are given pictures of planktonic organisms and simple...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - adult 30 to 45 minutes
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    This activity provides a hands-on experience with a scale model, a relatively high viscosity fluid, and feeding behaviors. Learners attempt to capture "food" (a lentil) with a feeding...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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    This activity focuses on interactions within Earth systems and the effects of human activities. In this activity learners build a biomass pyramid. This game shows how factors affecting lower...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    In this two-part activity, learners investigate buoyancy, density and surface area as well as biodiversity and the relationship between the structure and function of organisms. In part one,...

    Over $20 per group Ages 8 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    In this activity, learners role-play the part of lake inhabitants and the aquatic exotics who displace the native species. Props are used to help demonstrate how aquatic exotic species enter a lake...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    In this activity, learners model, on a human-sized board game, how changes in water temperature may affect fish distributions and, ultimately, fisheries. This lesson focuses on how climate change...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 11 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    In this game, learners match descriptions of marine debris (shoes, batteries, paper towels, etc.) to images of these items. This activity can lead to a discussion about the effects of marine debris...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 8 - adult 10 to 30 minutes
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    In this activity, learners will create a diagram of the ocean zones and determine what organisms live in each zone. Learners will draw the appropriate scale to demark meters (and conversion to feet...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 4 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    In this activity, learners construct a coastal landmass from sand and add features such as tidal creeks and barrier islands. Learners then add varying amounts of water to observe the effects of...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - adult 45 to 60 minutes
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    In this activity, learners take on the role of a carbon atom and record which reservoirs in the carbon cycle they visit. Learners will compare and contrast their trip with those of other learners...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 11 - 18 30 to 45 minutes

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