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    Learners manipulate opaque, sealed boxes and attempt to determine their interior structures. Each box contains a moving ball and one or more fixed barriers. Use this activity to introduce students...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 11 45 to 60 minutes
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    In this simulation of natural selection, learners use binder clips in three different sizes to represent the diversity of beak sizes in a bird population. They use the "beaks" to collect...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 11 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    Learners imagine they are paleontologists in Florida, where they find (remove from envelope) paper "fossils" of some unknown creature, only a few at a time. Each time, they attempt to...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 8 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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    Learners explore the physical properties of a variety of balls and how they bounce. The point of the activity is not necessarily to have students arrive at a precise explanation for the phenomena...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 11 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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    Learners conduct an experiment to determine the rate at which two materials, sand and water, heat up and cool down. Then, based on their observations, they make hypotheses about why materials heat...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 11 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    In this multi-station lab, learners conduct a series of experiments to explore the processes and effects of weathering and erosion. Using the results from these explorations, learners design and...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 14 1 to 7 days
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    In this lesson, learners are challenged to discover the relationship among six numbers. The objective of this activity is to engage learners in a problem-solving situation in which they practice...

    free Ages 11 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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    Learners observe and record what happens when they manipulate bottles containing a liquid (water or corn syrup) and one or more objects (screw, nail, paper clip). They should observe differences in...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 4 - 8 30 to 45 minutes
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    Learners turn over a random selection of cards from a larger set. From the words revealed, they try to determine the sentence represented on the larger set of cards. By turning over more cards,...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 11 - 18 30 to 45 minutes