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    Lunar and Planetary Institute
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    In this activity, learners discuss how life is defined and conduct a simple experiment, looking for signs of life in three different “soil” samples. The experiment introduces learners to the...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    University of California Museum of Paleontology
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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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    University of California Museum of Paleontology
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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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    In this activity, learners work in teams to investigate the composition of unseen materials using a variety of tools. This open-ended engagement activity mimics how scientists discover clues about...

    Over $20 per group Ages 8 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    Evolution & the Nature of Science Institutes (ENSI)
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    On an imaginary fossil hunt, learners "find" (remove from envelope) paper "fossils" of some unknown creature, only a few at a time. Each time, they attempt to reconstruct the...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 8 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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    In this activity, learners create volcanoes like those they have examined on Earth and Mars through images taken by spacecraft. Using baking soda and vinegar, learners model volcanic eruptions and...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    Children's Museum of Indianapolis
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    In this activity, learners create their own archaeological profiles. In doing so, learners will discover the fundamental nature of an archaeological site: objects and features found deeper in the...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    Lunar and Planetary Institute
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    In this activity, learners create channel features with flowing water, comparing their observations to real images of Mars and Earth taken by satellites/orbiters. Learners' observations of the...

    Over $20 per group Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    NSBRI
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    In this activity (page 26 of the PDF), learners make observations, formulate hypotheses and design a controlled experiment, based on the reaction of carbon dioxide with calcium hydroxide. This is...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 18 1 to 7 days
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    U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
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    In this activity, learners design, build and test wind turbines. Learners go through the design process and use the scientific method to test important blade variables. Learners then use this data...

    Over $20 per group Ages 8 - 18 2 to 4 hours

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