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    University of Illinois Extension
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    In this activity, learners investigate soil conditions by creating a soil map. Learners record soil characteristics and compare the conditions of soil in different grid sections. Use this activity...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 4 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    Twin Cities Public Television
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    In this activity, learners build penetrometers to test leaf toughness. Biologists measure leaf toughness to study the feeding preferences of insects and bugs.

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    In this activity on page 7 of the PDF, learners use iodine to identify foods that contain starch. Compare the starch content of a ripe banana, an overripe banana, milk, and flour mixed with water....

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    In this activity on page 5 of the PDF, learners use chromatography to separate and identify pigments within various leaves. Learners soak leaf pieces in warmed rubbing alcohol and then dip coffee...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    BioEd
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    In this food science activity, learners conduct an experiment that demonstrates the importance of light to plants. This 1-2 week activity allows learners to learn about the needs of plants and...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 14 1 to 4 weeks
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    In this water pollution activity, learners create pond water cultures and investigate the effects of adding chemicals or natural nutrients. Learners investigate, on a small scale, the changes that...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 14 1 to 7 days
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    In this physical sciences activity, learners explore how passive solar design increases energy efficiency. Learners test paperboard models of different building designs to discover how the design...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    In this activity on page 11 of the PDF, learners follow simple steps to recycle old newspaper into new paper. Use this activity to introduce conservation as well as the chemistry of cellulose and...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 14 1 to 7 days
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    University of Nebraska State Museum
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    In this activity (on pages 18-29) learners explore the impact of the March 24, 1989 oil spill in Alaska caused by the Exxon Valdez tanker. First they use a map to track the movement of the spill...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
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    Learners design their own experiment to investigate how pollution diffuses through ground material. This model for leaking underground storage tanks helps learners connect their learning to...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 11 - 14 30 to 45 minutes

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