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    The Exploratorium
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    In this hands-on and feet-on excursion, learners take a science walk to visualize the planet's immense size and numerous structures, without the usual scale and ratio dimensions found in most...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 11 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    Make
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    In this activity, learners create a sealed, mini ecosystem that supplies freshwater shrimp with food, oxygen, and waste processing for at least three months. Learners will collect water, amphipods,...

    Over $20 per student Ages 8 - 18 1 to 12 months
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    California Academy of Sciences
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    This lesson plan revolves around studying the speciation of the Galápagos mockingbirds, which are on display at the California Academy of Sciences. It works well as a pre-visit activity and post...

    free Ages 11 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    Lawrence Hall of Science
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    In this group or individual activity, learners are encouraged to watch birds near home or school—possibly where birds are nesting in a tree, pecking in a park, feeding from a feeder, or flying...

    free Ages 6 - 14 1 to 7 days
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    Smithsonian Center for Education and Museum Studies
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    In this activity (located on pages 9-14 of PDF), learners visit a cemetery to examine the distinguishing characteristics of rock weathering. After researching stone weathering and acid rain,...

    free Ages 8 - 14 1 to 7 days
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    NASA
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    This activity (on pages 10-12 of the PDF) encourages learners to consider what makes living things different from non-living things. Learners discuss a pre-selected pair of objects, one living and...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 4 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    PBS
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    In this math activity, learners collect, organize, and analyze a set of data related to types of animals in the temperate forest. Learners make bar and circle graphs depicting the animals learners...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 6 - 8 1 to 7 days
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    Lawrence Hall of Science
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    This assortment of mathematical games can be played while traveling. Suggestions include: estimate time until arrival and use a watch to track it; talk about turns and directions; count traffic...

    free Ages 4 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    Smithsonian Center for Education and Museum Studies
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    In this on site "field trip" activity (located on pages 6-9 of PDF), learners get hands-on experience identifying building materials by playing "Building Bingo". To play, teams...

    free Ages 8 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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    This activity uses LEGO® bricks to represent atoms bonding into molecules and crystals. The lesson plan is for a 2.5 hour workshop (or four 45-minute classes). There is a "wet lab"...

    Over $20 per group Ages 11 - adult 2 to 4 hours

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