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    In this activity (on pages 18-28), learners explore how the shape of seeds affects how they are dispersed by wind, birds, ocean currents and other means. Learners make predictions about seeds'...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    This activity (on pages 24-29) combines science and art to introduce learners to how different animal pollinators spread pollen from one plant to another, and how certain shapes, colors, and smells...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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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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    Learners work with plastic sheeting, masking tape, and string to design the perfect material for plastic chair webbing, and then construct their webbing. Since the best webbing would resist...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 11 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    This activity (on pages 13-18) has learners build a model tree and then figure out how to make their tree stand up by itself. This illustrates how the tall rain forest trees adapt to support a huge...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    In this activity, learners work in NASA teams to build balloon-powered rockets using identical parts and compete to launch the greatest number of paper clips to "space" (the ceiling). The...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    In this activity, learners discover how geologists use stratigraphy, the study of layered rock, to understand the sequence of geological events. Learners use baking soda, vinegar, and different...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    This activity (on pages 19-25) is about fleas and ticks, which are common pet parasites. Learners first examine preserved tick and flea specimens under a magnifying lens and compare them for...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 8 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    In this activity related to indoor air pollution, learners build take-home dust catchers with wax paper and petroleum jelly. After a set monitoring period, learners conduct representative particle...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    In this ecology activity, learners make a model water-based ecosystem called a terraqua column. The column (in a large soda bottle) includes pond water, duckweed, sand or gravel, and small snails....

    Over $20 per group Ages 11 - 14 1 to 2 hours

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