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    NISE Network
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    In this activity, learners create a colorful bookmark using a super thin layer of nail polish on water. Learners discover that a thin film creates iridescent, rainbow colors. This is a very fun and...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 4 - adult 5 to 10 minutes
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    Lawrence Hall of Science
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    Learners trace, cut out and fly a boomerang, outdoors or in a large indoor space. Boomerangs are believed to have originated among the Aborigines of Australia, so this activity could be used in...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 4 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    Astronomical Society of the Pacific
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    This fun and simple hands-on astronomy activity lets learners make 3-dimensional models of the Earth and Moon. Using the Sun's light, learners will discover that the Moon rotates in the same...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 6 - adult 10 to 30 minutes
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    Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
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    In this activity (on the left side of page 5, continued on the right side of page 4 of the PDF), learners make models of colorful butterflies. The butterflies are made from pipe cleaners and either...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 4 - 6 10 to 30 minutes
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    The University of Texas McDonald Observatory
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    In this activity, learners observe colors in the flame of a burning candle to explore connections between matter, light, color and temperature -- basic concepts of matter and energy. Then, learners...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 14 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    University of Washington
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    Use this activity (13th activity on the page) to introduce learners to the sense of touch. Learners collect objects of varying textures like feathers, rocks, sand, etc. They glue the objects onto...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 4 - 11 10 to 30 minutes
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    Children's Museum of Indianapolis
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    In this activity, learners examine ways that Native Americans of the Southwest express their relationship with nature through art. Learners cooperate to create a large weaving and individual rug...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 4 - 11 30 to 45 minutes
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    Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
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    In this simple activity (on page 2 of the PDF), learners make a crystal garden using salt, water, and a brick. This is a take-home version of the display Crystal Garden in the Nature of Matter unit...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 14 1 to 7 days
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    Children's Museum of Indianapolis
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    In this activity, learners discover that sand is the major ingredient in glass. They carry out a guided investigation involving chocolate to see what happens when heat is applied to a material that...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 11 45 to 60 minutes
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    Children's Museum of Indianapolis
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    In this activity, learners explore the size and scale of dinosaurs. Learners listen to "Dinosaurs, Dinosaurs" by Byron Barton to understand some background information about dinosaurs....

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 6 - 8 45 to 60 minutes

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