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    Lunar and Planetary Institute
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    In this activity, dry ice and other items are used to construct a demonstration model of a comet that illustrates the comet nucleus, coma, and tails. This activity introduces learners to the...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    California Academy of Sciences
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    In this activity, learners build one or more edible coral polyps and place them together to form a colony. Learners will review the differences between plants and animals, learn about the unique...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 11 30 to 45 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this geology activity learners build a "squeeze box," which allows them to compress layers of sediment. This is a great way to investigate folding and faulting in the Earth. The...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 18 5 to 10 minutes
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    GreenLearning Canada
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    Learners follow directions to construct a water-powered electrical generator using a turbine made from plastic spoons. The model generates a surprising amount of electricity, enough to light a...

    $10 - $20 per student Ages 11 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    Integrated Teaching and Learning Program, College of Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder
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    Learners work in teams to design and build solar water heating devices that mimic those used in residences to capture energy in the form of solar radiation and convert it to thermal energy. This...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 14 - 18 1 to 7 days
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    Centers for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence
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    In this activity, learners are introduced to robotic submarines called gliders. Learners make “gliders” from plastic syringes and compare these to Cartesian bottles and plastic bubbles. Learners...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 11 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    NASA
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    In this activity, learners work in teams build and launch rubberband-powered foam rockets. Through a controlled investigation, learners will explore rocket stability and the trajectory relationship...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this activity, learners build large-scale structures and cantilevers in a series of "building out" challenges with garden poles and tape. In doing so, learners will experience many of...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 6 - 14 2 to 4 hours
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    Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
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    In this activity (p.7-8 of PDF), learners examine fossil formation. Learners investigate the stages in the formation and finding of fossils: erosion, sedimentation, creatures dying and being buried...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 11 10 to 30 minutes
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    Integrated Teaching and Learning Program, College of Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder
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    In this design-based activity, learners explore environments, ecosystems, energy flow and organism interactions by creating a model biodome. Learners become engineers who create model ecosystems....

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 11 - 14 4 to 24 hours

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