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    Agriculturalists have long considered mushroom growing a challenge, largely because you need a piece of benchtop equipment known as a laminar flow hood. In this activity, learners make their own ...

    Over $20 per group Ages 11 - adult 1 to 4 weeks
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    NOAA
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    In this 7-10 day investigation, learners develop an understanding of waves and tides and their motion through discussion, demonstration, and hands-on activities. Learners demonstrate wave motion in...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 11 - 14 1 to 4 weeks
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    Integrated Teaching and Learning Program, College of Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder
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    Learners build a simple aneroid barometer to learn about changes in barometric pressure and weather forecasting. They observe their barometer and record data over a period of days. This activity...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 14 1 to 4 weeks
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    Integrated Teaching and Learning Program, College of Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder
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    As a model of acid rain, learners water plants with three different solutions: water only, vinegar only, vinegar-water mixture. After a period of days or weeks, learners see the effect acid has on...

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

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 18 1 to 4 weeks
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    The Center for Science Education @ Space Sciences Laboratory, UC Berkeley
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    In this activity, learners use an astrolabe to measure the altitude of objects. Learners will first practice taking measurements by measuring the altitude of trees and buildings. Then, learners...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 14 1 to 4 weeks
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    In this activity learners observe mold growth on different types of bread by measuring and recording the growth rate. Educators can use this activity to introduce a challenge astronauts face while...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 14 1 to 4 weeks
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    Pratt School of Engineering, Duke University
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    Learners design their own experiment to determine conditions that either help or hinder the decomposition of carrots by soil microbes. They place carrots in plastic bags filled with soil (with or...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 11 - 14 1 to 4 weeks
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    COSI
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    In this environmental activity (page 16 of the PDF), learners will calculate the amount of energy they save by recycling paper, plastic, glass, and aluminum materials over the span of a week. This...

    free Ages 8 - 14 1 to 4 weeks

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