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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...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 6 - 18 1 to 4 weeks
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    In this simulation activity, learners act as parts of the circulatory system and discover how it serves as a transport system for food/nutrients, oxygen, carbon dioxide and waste. Learners act as...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 11 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    Learners roll their fingerpads in ink pads, and then press their fingerprints onto balloons. Learners inflate the balloons to produce enlarged versions of their fingerprints. Learners examine their...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 4 - 14 5 to 10 minutes
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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...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    Learners write a message in Braille using beans to form the patterns of dots. Learners glue beans in place, and then challenge another learner to read the message. This resource includes a Braille...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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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...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 18 1 to 7 days
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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...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 14 1 to 4 weeks
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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...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 4 - 11 1 to 4 weeks
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    Learners build pan pipes out of drinking straws by cutting them to different lengths. Then, learners make music by blowing across the straws and playing some well-known songs. Use this activity to...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - 14 10 to 30 minutes