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    Lawrence Hall of Science
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    In this outdoor activity, learners design devices that will catch prey or gather plants. After testing their devices, learners investigate the food-gathering adaptations of animals in their...

    Over $20 per group Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    Science Museum of Minnesota
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    In this activity, learners will measure their lung capacity by making their own spirometer. Learners will then explore factors that affect the amount of air the lungs can hold. Useful information...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    WGBH
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    In this engineering activity (page 3 of PDF), young learners investigate how a pole can be made stable by “planting” its base in the ground or adding supports to the base. First, learners observe...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 4 - 8 30 to 45 minutes
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    TERC
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    Using recycled materials, learners will design a transportation vehicle to carry an egg in an egg toss (a rudimentary model of a shock absorbent transport vessel). Learners will consider how their...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - adult 1 to 2 hours
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    NASA
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    By tossing, collecting, and sorting beanbags, learners understand how the IBEX spacecraft uses its sensors to detect and map the locations of particle types in the interstellar boundary. Learners...

    Over $20 per group Ages 11 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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    Lawrence Hall of Science
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    Learners trace, cut out and fly a boomerang, outdoors or in a large indoor space. Boomerangs are believed to have originated among the Aborigines of Australia, so this activity could be used in...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 4 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    Twin Cities Public Television
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    This is a quick game about self-assembly. Like the molecules of DNA, learners will self-assemble into a pattern by following a simple set of rules. The icebreaker game is part of a larger self...

    free Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    American Association for the Advancement of Science
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    In this physical activity, groups of learners act as blood cells traveling through the circulatory system. They model picking up oxygen at the lungs, traveling through the heart, and delivering...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 11 30 to 45 minutes
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    Utah Education Network
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    In this activity, learners model erosion using a clear shoebox and sand or soil. Learners observe and discuss wind and water erosion in action and determine what effect sod and rocks have on their...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 11 1 to 2 hours
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    This activity models the necessary balance of creating power and cleaning up its associated waste. Learners participate in a game where they attempt to move forward toward a goal. For the power...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 11 10 to 30 minutes

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