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    Science Museum of Minnesota
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    This is an online simulation of how sound changes due to environment. How does place--like a cave, a pier, or a forest--affect certain sounds? Move the sound pieces around and change the location...

    free Ages 4 - 8 5 to 10 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this geology activity learners build a "squeeze box," which allows them to compress layers of sediment. This is a great way to investigate folding and faulting in the Earth. The...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 18 5 to 10 minutes
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    Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
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    In this online activity, learners create monsters and see how they survived when released into the wild. Learners discover that organisms adapt to their environments in different ways in order to...

    free Ages 6 - 14 5 to 10 minutes
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    Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
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    In this chemistry demonstration, acid rain is simulated in a petri dish. Sodium sulfite (NaSO3) and hydrochloric acid (HCl) are mixed to create sulfur dioxide gas (SO2), which is a common byproduct...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 14 - adult 5 to 10 minutes
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    Science Museum of Minnesota
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    This is a virtual representation of a sound mixer containing pre-looped sounds of animal, insect, and environmental noises. Learners can manipulate the sounds by adjusting the knobs and tuning the...

    free Ages 6 - 11 5 to 10 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this activity, learners model hot spot island formation, orientation and progression with condiments. Learners squirt a thick condiment sauce on a coarsely woven fabric to model how volcanic...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 18 5 to 10 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this edible experiment, learners pour "Magic Shell" chocolate into a glass of cold water. They'll observe as pillow shaped structures form, which resemble lavas on the sea floor.

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 18 5 to 10 minutes
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    In this interactive game, learners listen to the songs of four different thrushes and then try to match each bird with its song. Many people consider thrushes the most beautiful-sounding songbirds...

    free Ages 6 - adult 5 to 10 minutes
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    In this quick activity, learners observe how wind creates ocean currents. By blowing (through straws) on pepper suspended in water, learners will notice how the pepper moves in a clockwise motion,...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 6 - 14 5 to 10 minutes
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    In this activity, learners make a 3-D model of magnetic fields by inserting a small, strong magnet into a sphere. When learners sprinkle used staples onto the sphere, they'll see how the field...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 14 5 to 10 minutes

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