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    American Museum of Natural History
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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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    The Exploratorium
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    In this activity, learners measure and calculate the amount of cubic feet various containers contain. Next, learners investigate cubic feet per second (cps), by carrying jugs in one second. This...

    free Ages 11 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    Berkeley Natural History Museums
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    In this simulation, learners model two elephant seal populations and how they change over time. Learners start with cards representing a variety of seals. Each generation, some seals survive to...

    free Ages 11 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this activity, learners use basic measurements of the Earth and pieces of rock and iron to estimate the mass of the Earth. Learners will calculate mass, volume, and density, convert units, and...

    free Ages 14 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    Science Museum of Minnesota
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    In this interactive game, learners listen to the songs of four different thrushes and then try to match each bird with its song. Many people consider thrushes the most beautiful-sounding songbirds...

    free Ages 6 - adult 5 to 10 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this seismic simulation, learners play a "who-dunnit" game to explore earthquakes. Learners act as the source, carriers, and detectors of earthquake waves, while the group determines...

    free Ages 11 - adult 1 to 2 hours
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    NOAA
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    In this quick and easy activity and/or demonstration, learners use two empty soda cans to illustrate Bernoulli's principle. Learners lay the two cans parallel to each other on a level surface...

    free Ages 6 - 18 5 to 10 minutes
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    Berkeley Natural History Museums
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    Learners draw and describe a leaf, and then re-find leaves drawn and described by other learners. Learners can observe leaves outside, or leaves may be brought into the classroom. This activity...

    free Ages 11 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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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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    PhET
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    In this online activity, learners adjust mountain snowfall and temperature to see how glaciers grow and shrink. They will use scientific tools to measure thickness, velocity and glacial budget....

    free Ages 8 - adult 10 to 30 minutes

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