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    Lawrence Hall of Science
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    In this outdoor activity, learners investigate the relationship between the slope of a trail and soil erosion. Using both math and science skills, learners gain awareness of how human activities...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    This activity guide includes instructions on how to build a "Shake Table" by mounting an eccentric mass (off center) on the shaft of a small dc motor. Learners use this table to simulate...

    Over $20 per group Ages 11 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    In this outdoor activity, learners search for lichen, a combination of a fungus and an alga living together. Lichen grow where most other plants cannot, on rocks, the trunks of trees, logs and sand...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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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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    APSnet
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    In this laboratory activity, learners use a simple procedure to bait oomycetes from water and/ or soil and then examine these fungus-like organisms with the microscope to see how they look. They...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 11 - 18 1 to 7 days
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    American Society for Microbiology
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    In this activity, learners prepare samples for microscopic observation from a termite hindgut, a lichen, and a legume root nodule. Learners use microscopes to examine mutually beneficial symbiotic...

    Over $20 per group Ages 11 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    Lawrence Hall of Science
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    In this outdoor activity, learners make their own organic-rich soil. Depending on where this activity is done, learners will probably discover that their local soil is low in organic matter. Then...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    Lawrence Hall of Science
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    In this highly physical outdoor activity, learners construct and compare experimental trail sections to select the best trail-construction technique for their site. As they measure, evaluate and...

    Over $20 per group Ages 8 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    In this outdoor activity, learners use artificial bees and paper models of flowers to find out how bees transfer pollen from one flower to another. Background information discusses bees and other...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    In this outdoor, sensory activity, learners role play as animals trying to identify their "family's" scent and locate their "territory." Learners mark their territories and...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes

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