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    Twin Cities Public Television
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    This activity (on page 3 of the PDF) is a full inquiry investigation into biodiversity. Groups of learners will go to the zoo to look at animal feet, making a list of ten different animals at the...

    free Ages 8 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    This activity (located on page 3 of the PDF) is a full inquiry investigation into bird behaviors. Groups of learners will brainstorm a list of possible behaviors to start, then separate into teams...

    free Ages 8 - 14 2 to 4 hours
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    California Academy of Sciences
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    This lesson plan revolves around studying the speciation of the Galápagos mockingbirds, which are on display at the California Academy of Sciences. It works well as a pre-visit activity and post...

    free Ages 11 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    Lawrence Hall of Science
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    In this group or individual activity, learners are encouraged to watch birds near home or school—possibly where birds are nesting in a tree, pecking in a park, feeding from a feeder, or flying...

    free Ages 6 - 14 1 to 7 days
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    Smithsonian Center for Education and Museum Studies
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    In this activity (located on pages 9-14 of PDF), learners visit a cemetery to examine the distinguishing characteristics of rock weathering. After researching stone weathering and acid rain,...

    free Ages 8 - 14 1 to 7 days
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    In this activity (on page 2 of the PDF), learners will pair up and take a notebook outdoors to a selected location to observe and record a list of living things that they see, writing descriptions...

    free Ages 8 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    American Museum of Natural History
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    In this activity, learners start their own field journal to better understand the wildlife in their area. Learners select an animal to observe, record observations about the animal's...

    free Ages 6 - 11 30 to 45 minutes
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    Lawrence Hall of Science
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    This assortment of mathematical games can be played while traveling. Suggestions include: estimate time until arrival and use a watch to track it; talk about turns and directions; count traffic...

    free Ages 4 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    Smithsonian Center for Education and Museum Studies
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    In this on site "field trip" activity (located on pages 6-9 of PDF), learners get hands-on experience identifying building materials by playing "Building Bingo". To play, teams...

    free Ages 8 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    National Health Museum
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    In this investigation, learners gather information on various food items during a field trip to a local grocery store. In order to complete the lab study, learners read product labels, compare fat,...

    free Ages 11 - 18 45 to 60 minutes