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    Lawrence Hall of Science
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    In this outdoor activity, learners release a portion of a lawn from human control—no mowing, no watering, no weeding, no pest control—and then investigate the changes that result over several weeks...

    Over $20 per group Ages 6 - 14 1 to 12 months
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    University of Illinois Extension
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    In this activity, learners investigate soil conditions by creating a soil map. Learners record soil characteristics and compare the conditions of soil in different grid sections. Use this activity...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 4 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    American Chemical Society
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    In this activity on page 7 of the PDF (Plants—The Green Machines), learners examine the effects that light and air have on green plants. Learners plant seeds in two containers and compare what...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 11 1 to 4 weeks
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    Michigan Reach Out!
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    In this activity, learners find out what happens when they cover leaves with pieces of black construction paper. This activity shows learners that plants need sunlight to survive. Use this activity...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 4 - 11 1 to 7 days
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    Community Science Workshop Network
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    In this biology/ecology activity, learners construct a terrarium out of a tennis ball container. This terrarium is unique because it never has to be watered. Learners will enjoy watching their...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 11 1 to 4 weeks
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    NOAA
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    In this activity, learners observe the effect of transpiration as water is moved from the ground to the atmosphere. Learners conduct the experiment by placing a large plastic bag over a living limb...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 6 - 14 2 to 4 hours
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    Chicago Children's Museum
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    In this activity, learners create a garden in a disposable glove. They learn about the conditions necessary to make the seeds sprout and actively participate in caring for their plants. Learners...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 6 - 11 1 to 4 weeks
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this hands-on botany activity, learners sprout vegetables in film canisters. Learners grow nine seeds each of cabbage, radish, and parsley, experimenting with changing one variable (light, water...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 4 - 11 1 to 4 weeks
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    Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago
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    Learners use a transparent plastic glove as a container to grow seeds. A different kind of seed can be planted in each finger. A few days after planting, learners will see the seeds begin to sprout...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 14 1 to 4 weeks
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    APSnet
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    This exercise is designed to teach young learners the different parts of a plant (root, stems, leaves, flowers, fruit, and seeds), the basic functions of each part, and to show that tiny...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 4 - 11 30 to 45 minutes

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