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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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    EPA
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    This lesson plan enables learners to explore the differences between weather and climate. They collect local weather data for a defined period of time, and then compare these data with longer-term...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 11 - 14 1 to 4 weeks
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    Science Museum of Minnesota
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    In this activity, learners make a paper cone and use it in a window to measure the length of the shadow over the course of a day. Learners then repeat the same experiment a month later. In another...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - 11 1 to 4 weeks
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    Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago
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    See what happens when plants compete for survival in an area with limited resources. What survives? How is plant quality affected? Any plant that can get more water, nutrients, and sunlight than...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 6 - 18 1 to 4 weeks
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    Twin Cities Public Television
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    This activity (page 2 of the PDF) is a full inquiry investigation into decomposition. Groups of learners will carefully observe and record the appearance of items, such as an apple, that can...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 14 1 to 4 weeks
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    NOAA
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    In this activity, learners use simple items to construct a device for indicating air pressure changes. Learners build aneroid barometers (also known as "dry" barometers) and record the...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 18 1 to 4 weeks
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    Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
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    This display shows slow chemical reactions in colorful crystal formations known as Liesegang Rings. These reactions are similar to those forming the rings in agates. This activity is recommended...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 14 - adult 1 to 4 weeks
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    Educational Development Center, Inc.
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    In this indepth hands-on activity, learners build a structure that allows them to observe the growth of roots and the correlation between root growth and stem extension. Because no dirt is used in...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 14 1 to 4 weeks
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    Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago
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    Learners assemble a figure from a nylon stocking or sock stuffed with soil and seeds. The ends of the nylons inside the jar absorb water, which feeds the grass seeds. The seeds grow to become...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 4 - 11 1 to 4 weeks
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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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