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    The Exploratorium
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    In this geology activity, learners create a model using a mixture of salt and sand inside a CD case. When the case is tilted or inverted, the mixture dramatically sorts into a layered pattern. With...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 11 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this geology activity learners build a "squeeze box," which allows them to compress layers of sediment. This is a great way to investigate folding and faulting in the Earth. The...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 18 5 to 10 minutes
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    University of California Museum of Paleontology
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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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    Lawrence Hall of Science
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    In this earth science/math/art activity, learners use simple ingredients to grow crystals and examine the repeating geometric shapes and patterns. Learners compare the growth of crystals from four...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 6 - 14 1 to 4 weeks
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    Centers for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence
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    In this activity, learners explore density, convection, stratification, and, by inference, the melting of icebergs. Learners make hypotheses, test their hypotheses, and explain their observations.

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 11 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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    Centers for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence
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    In this activity, learners explore the concept of density-driven currents (thermohaline circulation) and how these currents are affected by climate change. Learners use colored ice cubes, water,...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - adult 1 to 2 hours
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    NOAA
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    In this activity, learners observe how salinity affects the freezing point of water by making and enjoying ice cream. Pairs of learners will combine ingredients in a plastic bag and then add...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 6 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    NOAA
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    In this activity, learners model estuaries, artificially enriching both fresh and salt water samples with different amounts of nutrients and observing the growth of algae over several weeks....

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 14 - 18 1 to 4 weeks
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    NOAA
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    In this activity, learners make a model of a pollution spill that occurred at Bangs Lake in Mississippi and measure water quality parameters in their model. Learners then study the actual spill,...

    Over $20 per group Ages 14 - 18 2 to 4 hours
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    University of Nebraska State Museum
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    In this activity (on pages 30-36), learners simulate a dig for ancient pollen, to experience how paleobotanists study fossilized pollen in rocks to learn about early geological and climatological...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 14 1 to 2 hours

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