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    Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago
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    Learners build a solar oven from a cardboard pizza box, aluminum foil and plastic. Learners can use their oven to cook S'mores or other food in the sun. Use this activity to introduce learners...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 8 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    University of Washington
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    In this activity, learners use earthworms as "unknown creatures" from the South American jungle to find out how animals use senses. Learners are given supplies to devise their own...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 8 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    This is an activity to do when there is a solar eclipse! Eclipses do not happen frequently, but when one does, learners will be excited to discover that they can view the eclipse using a pinhole...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 8 - adult 1 to 2 hours
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    The University of Texas McDonald Observatory
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    In this activity, learners use the Sun's energy to cook marshmallows. Learners construct the solar oven out of simple everyday materials. They experiment to see how the color of the...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this activity, learners use crayons to draw conclusions about rocks and the rock cycle. Learners form crayons ((which can be "weathered"—heated, compressed and cooled—like rocks) into...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    COSI
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    In this activity, learners make a solar oven. Learners witness the awesome power of the sun to make a yummy treat--a chocolate chip cookie!

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 6 - 11 30 to 45 minutes
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    GreenLearning Canada
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    Learners follow directions to construct a solar oven that really cooks! The solar oven uses aluminum foil to reflect sunlight into a cooking chamber, which is painted black. The black surface...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 11 - 18 2 to 4 hours
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    American Museum of Natural History
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    Learners use simple materials to construct a model the Big Dipper. Learners hang the model from a doorway or ceiling and look up at it to see the constellation as seen from Earth. They can also...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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    American Chemical Society
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    In this activity on page 14 of the PDF, learners turn plain pieces of recycled plastic into shrunken works of art. Explore the unique properties of plastic, including what happens when certain...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    Lawrence Hall of Science
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    In this activity, learners build a bird feeder or feeders to attract birds for observation. The main feeder to be built is made from a large milk carton, but a suggestion is also included for a...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 6 - 14 30 to 45 minutes

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