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    Lawrence Hall of Science
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    In this outdoor activity, learners use only their senses to to find the extremes of several environmental variables or physical factors: wind, temperature, light, slope and moisture. Learners also...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 6 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago
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    Learners use chromatography to separate and analyze the mixture of pigments in leaves. Use this activity to discuss photosynthesis as well as why leaves change color in autumn. Safety note: Nail...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    Community Science Workshop Network
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    In this activity, learners construct a traditional handicraft toy that illustrates a motion commonly associated with violins and earthquakes. This motion has a certain frequency and stays at the...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 11 45 to 60 minutes
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    Lunar and Planetary Institute
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    In this activity, learners test how cornstarch and glitter in water move when disturbed. Learners compare their observations with videos of Jupiter's and Earth's storm movements. This...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    The California Study, Inc.
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    In this activity, learners explore how various energy sources can be used to cause a turbine to rotate. Learners will construct a turbine that is not strong enough to operate an electrical...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    COSI
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    In this yummy activity about soil (page 9 of PDF), learners will create layers of soil using food. They will learn about the composition and role of each layer. Though this was created as a post...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 11 30 to 45 minutes
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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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    In this activity, learners investigate density as they discover how liquids separate to form density layers. Learners discover what happens when they add syrup, cooking oil, and water to a jar....

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 11 10 to 30 minutes
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    Science Friday
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    Learners explore the variables that affect the properties of ice and the places where different types of ice are found. Using evidence from informational text and multiple media resources, as well...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    BioEd
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    In this activity, learners observe what happens when yeast cells are provided with a source of food (sugar). Red cabbage "juice" will serve as an indicator for the presence of carbon...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    New England Aquarium
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    In this quick activity, learners explore how blubber protects animals from the cold by making a "blubber mitt." Using cooking shortening, two zip-top sandwich bags, and duct tape,...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 4 - 11 5 to 10 minutes

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