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    Learners work in teams to investigate how scientists use physical characteristics to classify living things. First, learners examine drawings of a variety of leaves from different species of oak...

    free Ages 8 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    This activity helps learners understand how the angle of the Sun affects temperatures around the globe. After experimenting with a heat lamp and thermometers at differing angles, learners apply...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 11 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    This activity has three story puzzles learners can solve to learn about life in the Arctic. Through this story-sequencing activity, learners will explore how life for polar bears and the native...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 4 - 8 30 to 45 minutes
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    Learners use simple materials to construct a model the Big Dipper. Learners hang the model from a doorway or ceiling and look up at it to see the constellation as seen from Earth. They can also...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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    Learners follow a three-step process to start their own rock collection. Learners will collect rocks, record information about each rock on a Rock Chart, observe and sort their rocks, and create a...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 14 1 to 7 days
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    In this nighttime, outdoor activity, learners keep a record of what they see in the sky by drawing constellations, the Moon, and making note of the weather and conditions each day. Learners can...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 14 1 to 7 days
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    In this activity, learners use simple materials to build their own compass. This resource contains information about compasses as well as suggestions on how learners can try out their home-made...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    Learners construct a bird feeder from re-used materials. After hanging their feeder, they keep a journal about what birds visit the feeder. Learners will discover the diversity of their local bird...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 11 1 to 4 weeks
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    This three-part activity shows learners how to build three meteorology tools: a wind vane, a rain gauge, and a barometer. Then, they can use their tools to build their own weather station to record...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 14 1 to 7 days
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    In this activity, learners observe the moon each night for a month and draw their observations in a Moon Watch Log. After twenty-nine days of observations, learners put the pages together to create...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - 14 1 to 4 weeks

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