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    Lawrence Hall of Science
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    In this outdoor activity, learners use only their senses to to find the extremes of several environmental variables or physical factors: wind, temperature, light, slope and moisture. Learners also...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 6 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    NISE Network
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    This is a demonstration about how nature inspires nanotechnology. It is easily adapted into a hands-on activity for an individual or groups. Learners discover that lotus leaves are self cleaning...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 6 - adult 10 to 30 minutes
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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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    Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago
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    Learners use chromatography to separate and analyze the mixture of pigments in leaves. Use this activity to discuss photosynthesis as well as why leaves change color in autumn. Safety note: Nail...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    IEEE
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    In this activity, learners explore how anemometers work to record wind speeds and how the equipment has undergone engineering adaptations over time. Learners work in teams of "engineers"...

    Over $20 per group Ages 8 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    Lawrence Hall of Science
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    In this outdoor activity/field trip, learners conduct experiments to explore where dragonflies and damselflies perch or rest, and how the flies change behavior in reaction to other flies or fly...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 6 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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    In this activity, learners investigate how wind can create surface currents and how waves move. Learners also discover how wind can affect oil spills.

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 8 - 11 45 to 60 minutes
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    The California Study, Inc.
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    In this activity, learners explore how various energy sources can be used to cause a turbine to rotate. Learners will construct a turbine that is not strong enough to operate an electrical...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    In this activity, learners investigate density as they discover how liquids separate to form density layers. Learners discover what happens when they add syrup, cooking oil, and water to a jar....

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 11 10 to 30 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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