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    Chicago Children's Museum
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    In this activity, learners create a garden in a disposable glove. They learn about the conditions necessary to make the seeds sprout and actively participate in caring for their plants. Learners...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 6 - 11 1 to 4 weeks
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    COSI
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    In this combination chemistry and physics activity, learners explore water absorption in dried beans or peas and learn how this affects their physical properties. They observe changes in size, skin...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 11 1 to 7 days
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    NEON, Inc.
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    In this activity, learners play a simulation game modeling changes in a plant population (a Pea Patch) caused by patterns of pollination. The game shows learners that variation in flower color can...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    Twin Cities Public Television
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    In this activity, learners build penetrometers to test leaf toughness. Biologists measure leaf toughness to study the feeding preferences of insects and bugs.

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    COSI
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    In this botany activity, learners will create an experiment about seed germination. This activity gives students an opportunity to explore how seeds germinate and react to surrounding conditions....

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 11 1 to 7 days
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this hands-on botany activity, learners sprout vegetables in film canisters. Learners grow nine seeds each of cabbage, radish, and parsley, experimenting with changing one variable (light, water...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 4 - 11 1 to 4 weeks
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    Lawrence Hall of Science
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    In this outdoor activity, learners release a portion of a lawn from human control—no mowing, no watering, no weeding, no pest control—and then investigate the changes that result over several weeks...

    Over $20 per group Ages 6 - 14 1 to 12 months
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    Science Friday
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    In this activity, learners conduct a series of hands-on experiments that demonstrate how the working of plants' veins, known as capillary action, enables water to travel throughout the length...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 11 - 14 1 to 7 days
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    Lawrence Hall of Science
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    In this activity, learners use squares to figure out how many border tiles are needed to enclose different areas. Learners start by making square ponds and creating a table to help them figure out...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    New York Hall of Science
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    Discover how the salt in soil affects plant growth with a few seeds, some cotton, and salt. In this hands-on activity, you will plant seeds in 2 different kinds of soil, containing more or less...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - 11 1 to 7 days

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