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    NISE Network
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    This is a demonstration about how nature inspires nanotechnology. It is easily adapted into a hands-on activity for an individual or groups. Learners discover that lotus leaves are self cleaning...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 6 - adult 10 to 30 minutes
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    Centers for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence
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    In this activity, learners are challenged to design a planktonic organism that will neither float like a cork nor sink like a stone. They are given pictures of planktonic organisms and simple...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - adult 30 to 45 minutes
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    NOAA
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    In this activity, groups of learners work together to create edible models of chemicals involved in autotrophic nutrition. Learners use candy to represent elements involved in the chemical...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 14 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    Centers for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence
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    This activity provides a hands-on experience with a scale model, a relatively high viscosity fluid, and feeding behaviors. Learners attempt to capture "food" (a lentil) with a feeding...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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    University of California Museum of Paleontology
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    In this simulation of natural selection, learners use binder clips in three different sizes to represent the diversity of beak sizes in a bird population. They use the "beaks" to collect...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 11 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    Centers for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence
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    In this activity, learners model, on a human-sized board game, how changes in water temperature may affect fish distributions and, ultimately, fisheries. This lesson focuses on how climate change...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 11 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    Centers for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence
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    In this activity, learners construct a coastal landmass from sand and add features such as tidal creeks and barrier islands. Learners then add varying amounts of water to observe the effects of...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - adult 45 to 60 minutes
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    Integrated Teaching and Learning Program, College of Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder
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    In this activity, learners investigate passive solar building design with a focus solely on heating. They learn how insulation, window placement, thermal mass, surface colors, and site orientation...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 14 - 18 4 to 24 hours
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    National Health Museum
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    In this simulation, learners become birds different beak types. Learners use various tools to represent beaks to pick up seeds and place them in a petri dish. After completing the activity and...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 14 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    National Health Museum
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    In order to examine the random nature of mutations and natural selection, learners "breed" clutches of Egyptian Origami Birds (Avis papyrus) using random number generators (dice and coins...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 14 - 18 2 to 4 hours

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