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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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    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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    WGBH
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    This fun activity uses simple materials such as milk cartons and mirrors to introduce the ideas of optics and visual perception. The project is easy to do, however adult assistance may be needed to...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 11 10 to 30 minutes
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    Lawrence Hall of Science
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    In this outdoor activity, learners build bird nests and place them in the activity area, then play the role of naturalists as they try to locate each other's nests. Learners consider how bird...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 6 - 11 45 to 60 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this activity, learners investigate the relative growth of lengths, areas, and volumes as cylinders are scaled up. Learners connect their experience with cylinders to the world outside the...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    NASA
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    In this activity, learners build water-propelled engines from soft drink cans. Water flowing out of holes in the can cause the can to rotate in the direction opposite to the stream, explained by...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 4 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    The California Study, Inc.
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    In this activity, learners explore how various energy sources can be used to cause a turbine to rotate. Learners will construct a turbine that is not strong enough to operate an electrical...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 1 to 2 hours