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    Lunar and Planetary Institute
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    In this activity, learners consider the water features they might enjoy at a community park--a pond, brook, water playground (or "sprayground"), or pool--and what happens to the water...

    Over $20 per group Ages 4 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    IEEE
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    In this activity, learners explore how a hydraulic pump works. Learners work in teams to design and build a unique water fountain that employs a hydraulic pump. This lesson also contains a...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 18 2 to 4 hours
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    New York Hall of Science
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    In this activity, learners simulate the separation techniques that materials recovery facilities (MRFs) use and then design their own series of recycling techniques. Learners identify four ways...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 11 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    California Academy of Sciences
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    This creative lesson plan provides a visual way for learners to gain knowledge about the finite amount of fresh water on Earth and encourages the discussion of the various ways to conserve this...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 6 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    NISE Network
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    In this activity/demo about piezoelectricity, learners discover how some crystals produce electricity when squeezed. Learners investigate the history of piezoelectricity, how it's used, and...

    Over $20 per group Ages 4 - adult 10 to 30 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this activity, PVC pipe, plastic water bottles and vinyl tubing are used to make a simple working toilet model. The model shows the role of a siphon in the flushing of a toilet. Educators can...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 18
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    Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
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    In this activity (p.5-6 of PDF), learners investigate natural selection. Learners discover that natural selection, which takes place over decades, can lead to altered populations within a species....

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 11 10 to 30 minutes
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    Science Museum of Minnesota
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    Experiment with force and pressure by building a balloon rocket. When launched, the balloon will run a track wherever you place the string. All you need is a balloon, clothespin, a straw, some tape...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 4 - 11 30 to 45 minutes
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    Children's Museum of Indianapolis
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    In this activity, learners explore work, forces, simple machines, and construction. This lesson guide includes simple ways to demonstrate these principles as well as hands-on activities. For...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 4 - 8 1 to 2 hours
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    EPA
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    In this activity, learners investigate how increased carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from the burning of fossil fuels is changing the acidity (pH) of the ocean and affecting coral reefs and other...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 11 - 14 45 to 60 minutes

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