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    In this activity (on pages 10-17), learners discover how scientists study biodiversity and the health of the environment based on inspection of small areas—a process known as sampling. Learners...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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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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    In this activity (on pages 30-36), learners simulate a dig for ancient pollen, to experience how paleobotanists study fossilized pollen in rocks to learn about early geological and climatological...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    In this activity (on pages 24-34), learners explore the four-part stomach of cows (and other grazing animals called ruminants), and compare it to the human one-part stomach and its digestive...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 14 1 to 7 days
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    In this activity (on pages 26-33), learners play parasitologists, solving several "mysteries" about people who got sick from various parasites. In teams of four, each member solves one...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    This reading and writing activity (on pages 2-9) teaches what plant parts should be avoided, how a person can get rid of toxins, symptoms of plant poisoning, and how plants create poisons to repel...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    This activity (on pages 35-43) lets learners analyze a "herd of elk" to detect the spread of a bacterial disease called brucellosis. The activity simulates how wildilfe veterinarians...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    In this graphing activity (on pages 33-40), learners investigate how much and what kinds of food sea otter pups eat during their first year of life. Learners discover that young sea otters eat more...

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    This activity (on pages 7-13) has pairs of learners survey an array of similarities and differences between them. The differences survey worksheet focuses on genetically inherited physical features...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    In this activity (on pages 2-8), learners experience how scientists use classification in their study of animals. They sort pictures of parasites according to characteristics such as shape, size,...

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