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    Science Museum of Minnesota
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    In this activity, learners construct bug models that "jitter" all over the table with just a battery, motor, and counterweight. Use this hands-on activity to facilitate inquiry and...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 8 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    COSI
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    In this activity (page 7 of the PDF), learners will investigate the contents of owl pellets. Learners will discover how owls digest their food as well as the kind of animals they eat. Although this...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 8 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    Centers for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence
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    In this activity, learners are challenged to design a planktonic organism that will neither float like a cork nor sink like a stone. They are given pictures of planktonic organisms and simple...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - adult 30 to 45 minutes
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    Centers for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence
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    This activity provides a hands-on experience with a scale model, a relatively high viscosity fluid, and feeding behaviors. Learners attempt to capture "food" (a lentil) with a feeding...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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    University of California Museum of Paleontology
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    In this simulation of natural selection, learners use binder clips in three different sizes to represent the diversity of beak sizes in a bird population. They use the "beaks" to collect...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 11 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    The Ancient Egyptians used a naturally-occurring salt from the banks of the Nile River, called natron, to mummify their dead. Natron is made up primarily of sodium carbonate (a very efficient, but...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 18 1 to 4 weeks
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    University of Nebraska State Museum
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    In this activity (on pages 24-34), learners explore the four-part stomach of cows (and other grazing animals called ruminants), and compare it to the human one-part stomach and its digestive...

    $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 activity, learners observe live fish in tanks to consider how their body structures are related to their behaviors and habitats. The activity is written for use in an aquarium, but it can...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 4 - adult 10 to 30 minutes
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    Centers for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence
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    In this activity, learners model, on a human-sized board game, how changes in water temperature may affect fish distributions and, ultimately, fisheries. This lesson focuses on how climate change...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 11 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    Science Friday
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    In this activity, learners make water-walking critters using thin wire, and then test how many paper clips these critters can carry without sinking. Watch the Science Friday video "Stroke of...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 11 - 14 10 to 30 minutes

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