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    NASA
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    Through a series of simple body movements, learners gain insight into the relationship between time and astronomical motions of Earth (rotation about its axis, and orbit around the Sun), and also...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 11 - adult 2 to 4 hours
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    The University of Texas McDonald Observatory
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    In this activity, learners make an equatorial sundial, which is simple to construct and teaches fundamental astronomical concepts. Learners use the provided template and a straw to build the...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 11 - 18 2 to 4 hours
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    Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Climate Research Facility
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    In this activity, learners explore the different heating properties of soil and water. Learners measure the temperatures of a bucket of soil and a bucket of water outside on a sunny day after 15...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 2 to 4 hours
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    Climate Change North
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    In this very hands-on lesson, learners will investigate dendrochronology (the study of tree rings to answer ecological questions about the recent past) and come up with conclusions as to what...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 8 - 14 2 to 4 hours
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    NASA
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    MarsBound! is an engineering simulation activity in which learners use realistic techniques to plan a mission to Mars. The goal of this four-part activity is to use the excitement of Mars...

    free Ages 8 - 18 2 to 4 hours
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    California Academy of Sciences
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    In this activity, learners visualize the differences in water density and relate this to the potential consequences of increased glacial melting. This activity can be conducted as a demonstration...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 14 2 to 4 hours
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    California Academy of Sciences
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    In this activity, learners practice the steps involved in a scientific investigation while learning why ice formations on land (not those on water) will cause a rise in sea level upon melting. This...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 14 2 to 4 hours
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    The Exploratorium
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    This is a lesson plan for an activity in which learners, playing the role of archeologists, use math concepts about number bases to decipher the Dresden Codex, an ancient Mayan document. The lesson...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 8 - adult 2 to 4 hours
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    4-H
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    In this thought-provoking activity, learners plan a hypothetical project to build and operate wind turbines in their community. Learners research such topics as available wind source, cost, noise,...

    free Ages 8 - 14 2 to 4 hours
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    WGBH
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    In this engineering activity, learners will get acquainted with the basics of wind energy and power production by fabricating and testing various blade designs for table-top windmills constructed...

    Over $20 per group Ages 11 - 14 2 to 4 hours

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