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    Smithsonian National Zoological Park
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    In this family or group inquiry activity, learners use their senses to explore a local forest or woodland. Learners can look for decomposers and fungi, investigate flowers and pollination, and...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 6 - 11 1 to 2 hours
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    Aquarium of the Bay
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    In this hands-on art and science activity (page 4 of the pdf), learners brainstorm and discuss how humans use wetlands, then express their understanding of the subject in artwork. Depending on the...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 8 - 11 1 to 2 hours
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    Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago
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    Learners make an instrument that sounds like a turkey. Their fingers rub on the string and the cup amplifies the vibrations, producing sound. Learners experiment to make various sounds.

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - 14 5 to 10 minutes
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    Lawrence Hall of Science
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    This activity gets learners looking at 6-sided shapes in nature, including the cells of a beehive, as well as other shapes. Learners use the activity's shape chart to keep track of all the...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 4 - 14 1 to 7 days
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    Aquarium of the Bay
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    In this graphing exercise (page 2 of the pdf), learners compare their own height to the length of various sharks. This activity can be used in conjunction with any of the Classroom Activity Guides...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 8 - 11 45 to 60 minutes
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    New England Aquarium
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    In this activity about sea otters, learners make their own "otter whiskers" and use them to find objects underwater. Using simple materials, learners construct "whiskers" and...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 4 - 11 5 to 10 minutes
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    Lawrence Hall of Science
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    Using a real-size sketch of a baby elephant's footprint, learners estimate, measure and record the width (diameter) and outside edge length (perimeter or circumference) of the footprint. Then...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 4 - 11 30 to 45 minutes
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    Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
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    In this activity, learners use information gathered from a variety of sources to design and make their own insect. Learners design and create an insect using household and/or arts and crafts...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 4 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    Science Museum of Minnesota
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    Build a fruit fly trap out of a 2-liter plastic bottle and some rotten fruit! Fruit flies are easy to catch in warm weather. Once you catch some, you will be able to see their life cycle up-close....

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 4 - 11 1 to 4 weeks
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    Twin Cities Public Television
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    In this activity (page 1 of the PDF), learners will visit a zoo, aquarium, or pet store to view a variety of fish. Learners sketch the different body types as well as observe where each fish spends...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes

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