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    American Association for the Advancement of Science
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    In this lesson that includes hands-on activities and demonstrations, learners discover that it is the tilt of the Earth's axis (not its proximity to the sun) that causes the seasons. Learners...

    free Ages 11 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this activity, learners measure and calculate the amount of cubic feet various containers contain. Next, learners investigate cubic feet per second (cps), by carrying jugs in one second. This...

    free Ages 11 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    National Museum of American History
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    In this activity, learners will use Google Sky to observe features of the night sky and share their observations. Learners partake in a "Telescope Treasure Hunt" as they look for...

    free Ages 4 - 11 10 to 30 minutes
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    Berkeley Natural History Museums
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    In this simulation, learners model two elephant seal populations and how they change over time. Learners start with cards representing a variety of seals. Each generation, some seals survive to...

    free Ages 11 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
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    In this activity, learners sort and count different colored plastic dinosaurs by various attributes including tail length, whether or not the dinosaurs have horns, etc. Learners discuss the basis...

    free Ages 4 - 6 10 to 30 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this seismic simulation, learners play a "who-dunnit" game to explore earthquakes. Learners act as the source, carriers, and detectors of earthquake waves, while the group determines...

    free Ages 11 - adult 1 to 2 hours
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    NOAA
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    In this quick and easy activity and/or demonstration, learners use two empty soda cans to illustrate Bernoulli's principle. Learners lay the two cans parallel to each other on a level surface...

    free Ages 6 - 18 5 to 10 minutes
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    Berkeley Natural History Museums
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    Learners draw and describe a leaf, and then re-find leaves drawn and described by other learners. Learners can observe leaves outside, or leaves may be brought into the classroom. This activity...

    free Ages 11 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    California Academy of Sciences
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    This lesson plan revolves around studying the speciation of the Galápagos mockingbirds, which are on display at the California Academy of Sciences. It works well as a pre-visit activity and post...

    free Ages 11 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    Smithsonian Center for Education and Museum Studies
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    In this activity (located on pages 9-14 of PDF), learners visit a cemetery to examine the distinguishing characteristics of rock weathering. After researching stone weathering and acid rain,...

    free Ages 8 - 14 1 to 7 days

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