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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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    Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
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    This is written as a static display, but can easily become a hands-on experiment for learners. One stoppered flask contains a piece of metal copper, the other contains a blue solution and a piece...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 14 - adult 30 to 45 minutes
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    University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
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    In this activity, learners use three types of cheesy snacks--cheese balls, cheese puffs, and Cheetos--to learn about polymers. This activity introduces learners to basic concepts and vocabulary of...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 14 - adult 30 to 45 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this activity, learners can observe chaotic motion. A magnet tied to a piece of string makes a pendulum, which swings over three sets of fixed magnets. The force of gravity plus magnetic...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 14 - adult 30 to 45 minutes
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    Lawrence Hall of Science
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    In this outdoor activity and observation game, learners hunt for a variety of textures, colors, odors and evidence of organisms in the activity site. The activity can be done with same age or mixed...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 4 - adult 30 to 45 minutes
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    Lawrence Hall of Science
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    In this activity, learners make their own solar oven to bake s'mores and learn about how solar energy is absorbed on Earth. Learners investigate how simple material choices in their pizza box...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - adult 30 to 45 minutes
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    Lawrence Hall of Science
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    Some animals can swallow food whole, but humans have to chew. In this activity, learners will investigate what saliva does chemically to food before we even swallow. Learner will examine how their...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 6 - adult 30 to 45 minutes
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    4-H
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    In this activity, learners explore physics by building a catapult that launches marshmallows with household objects. This activity comes with step-by-step instructions and offers extensions for the...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 8 - adult 30 to 45 minutes
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    4-H
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    In this activity, learners explore the engineering design process and the basic mechanics behind building bridges as they build one themselves using gumdrops and toothpicks. After building their...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 8 - adult 30 to 45 minutes
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    The Tech Interactive
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    In this design challenge, learners will create wind-powered contraptions to transport a load, such as a cupcake or another small object, and test to see if they work. This activity is a great...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 6 - adult 30 to 45 minutes