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    Berkeley Natural History Museums
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    Learners use a variety of beans to represent a variety of species, and scatter these beans over a large piece of paper representing the environment. They then use random sampling methods to catalog...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 11 - 18 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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    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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    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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    Children's Museum of Indianapolis
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    In this activity, learners explore the Great Plains. They use a large outline map (see related activity "If I Lived in a Forest") to trace the location of the Plains region and examine...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 4 - 11 30 to 45 minutes
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    Children's Museum of Indianapolis
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    This activity encourages learners to focus on the natural environment of the Eastern Woodlands before the arrival of European settlers. Learners use pictures, stories and maps to help them...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 4 - 11 45 to 60 minutes
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    Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
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    In this activity about dinosaurs and survival, learners use scrap materials to create a miniature dinosaur habitat that includes a food source, water source, and shelter. This resource includes...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 4 - 6 10 to 30 minutes
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    Twin Cities Public Television
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    In this activity, learners build penetrometers to test leaf toughness. Biologists measure leaf toughness to study the feeding preferences of insects and bugs.

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    COSI
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    In this geology activity (page 3 of the PDF), learners simulate an earthquake with little more than an elastic band and drinking straws. Learners see firsthand how an earthquake gets its...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 14 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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    Children's Museum of Indianapolis
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    In this activity, learners use maps to locate the Arctic region and use a word game to discover the types of resource people need to survive in the extreme climate. Learners examine the ways that...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 4 - 11 30 to 45 minutes

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