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    Learners use chromatography to separate and analyze the mixture of pigments in leaves. Use this activity to discuss photosynthesis as well as why leaves change color in autumn. Safety note: Nail...

    Ages 6 - 14
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    See what happens when plants compete for survival in an area with limited resources. What survives? How is plant quality affected? Any plant that can get more water, nutrients, and sunlight than...

    Ages 6 - 18
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    Learners assemble a figure from a nylon stocking or sock stuffed with soil and seeds. The ends of the nylons inside the jar absorb water, which feeds the grass seeds. The seeds grow to become...

    Ages 4 - 11
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    Learners build a solar oven from a cardboard pizza box, aluminum foil and plastic. Learners can use their oven to cook S'mores or other food in the sun. Use this activity to introduce learners...

    Ages 8 - 18
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    Learners build a wind turbine and test it to see how much energy is created. Learners can build a variety of wind blades, test a variety of wind speeds and see what effect these have on the energy...

    Ages 11 - 18
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    Learners place cut flowers in colored water and observe how the flowers change. The flowers absorb the water through the stem and leaves. By watching the journey of harmless food coloring, learners...

    Ages 8 - 18
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    Learners use a transparent plastic glove as a container to grow seeds. A different kind of seed can be planted in each finger. A few days after planting, learners will see the seeds begin to sprout...

    Ages 6 - 14