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    The Exploratorium
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    In this hands-on activity, learners make the world's simplest Cartesian diver, using only a plastic bottle, some water, and a condiment packet. A Cartesian diver is a classic science...

    free Ages 6 - adult 5 to 10 minutes
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    Lawrence Hall of Science
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    Learners make a "menu" of any plants in their lunch for Monday through Friday and draw the plants from their lunch. Plants can include fruits, vegetables, grains in cereal or bread, and...

    free Ages 6 - 11 1 to 7 days
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    In this online activity, learners experience the thrill of pickle making, and explore how a cucumber becomes a pickle. In this "virtual kitchen," leaners discover that pickling takes...

    free Ages 6 - 14 5 to 10 minutes
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    COSI
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    In this fun online game, learners will run their own virtual bakery in order to recognize that people have many wants, that wants are unlimited, and that resources are scarce. The goal is to enable...

    free Ages 6 - 8 10 to 30 minutes
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    Twin Cities Public Television
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    In this activity, learners will use food cans of many different properties (sizes, shapes, and weights) and set two cans on their sides at the top of a ramp. Learners will make predictions about...

    free Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    Utah Education Network
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    In this math lesson, learners rotate through six estimating and measuring centers. First, learners read the book, "Room for Ripley" by Stuart J. Murphy, as an introduction to measurement...

    free Ages 8 - 11 45 to 60 minutes
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    COSI
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    In this nutrition activity (page 3 of the PDF), learners will record their food consumption for one day, and then evaluate how their actual diet matched up with the recommended diet. This activity...

    free Ages 6 - 18 1 to 7 days
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    Colorado State University
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    This is a series of three quick science activities to do with a spoon, knife, and fork. In the first two activities, learners use the flatware to explore optics, mirrors, reflection, and distortion...

    free Ages 4 - 14 5 to 10 minutes
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    NASA
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    In this activity, learners work in groups to design a parachute out of household items that keeps an egg secure when dropped from a certain height. Learners must follow a certain number of design...

    free Ages 11 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
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    This game explores the different reasons we choose to eat, and helps us be aware of when our body needs food and when it does not. Learners choose a character, and then are faced with several...

    free Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes

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