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    National Optical Astronomy Observatory
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    This is a classic exercise for visualizing the scale of the Solar System. Both the relative size and spacing of the planets are demonstrated in this outdoor exercise, using a mere peppercorn to...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 6 - adult 45 to 60 minutes
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    Children's Museum of Indianapolis
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    In this activity, learners explore dinosaur fossils by making an edible treat. First, learners read "Dinosaur Bones" by Aliki to examine how fossils are formed. Then, the educator sifts...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 6 - 8 45 to 60 minutes
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    Lunar and Planetary Institute
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    In this activity, learners recreate the lunar phases using the frosting from Oreo® cookies and place the phases in order. Round cream cheese crackers can also be used if cookies are not an option.

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 4 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    Children's Museum of Indianapolis
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    In this activity, learners make edible T. rex teeth (with adult assistance). The treat is a white and dark chocolate covered banana on a stick. The white chocolate represents the tooth and the dark...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 4 - 8 10 to 30 minutes
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    Chicago Children's Museum
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    In this activity (located on page 5 of PDF), learners work in groups to create dig sites for display. Learners arrange dry, uncooked pasta "bones" to resemble dinosaur fossils on a foam...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 6 - 11 30 to 45 minutes
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    NASA
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    In this activity, learners build models of comets, using edible materials, to learn about comets' structure. Learners then use their senses to simulate a spectrometer to analyze "comets...

    Over $20 per group Ages 6 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    NOAA
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    In this quick activity, learners observe how the added sugar in a can of soda affects its density and thus, its ability to float in water. Learners explore this phenomenon by testing if two cans of...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 6 - 14 Under 5 minutes
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    NOAA
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    In this activity, learners observe how salinity affects the freezing point of water by making and enjoying ice cream. Pairs of learners will combine ingredients in a plastic bag and then add...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 6 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    NOAA
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    In this activity, learners explore the different salinities of various sources of water by taste-testing. Learners will taste water samples with the appropriate amount of salinity representing...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 6 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    Lawrence Hall of Science
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    In this activity, learners explore a bucket of sand and beach objects. First they sort items using observable characteristics, then they turn hard candy into "candy sand" to model where...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 4 - adult 10 to 30 minutes

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