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    This activity (on page 2 of the PDF) is a full inquiry investigation into aerial imagery. Learners will use the internet to gather free aerial imagery of nearby points of interest (or use laminated...

    Ages 8 - 14
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    This activity (located on page 4 of the PDF) is a full inquiry investigation to determine the age of fossils based on where they are discovered. Groups of learners will dig for fossils embedded in...

    Ages 8 - 14
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    In this activity (page 1 of the PDF), learners will test cups full of potting soil, sand, and sphagnum moss to see which earth material is able to soak up the most water. Using a scale and a simple...

    Ages 8 - 14
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    This activity (page 2 of the PDF) is a full inquiry investigation into decomposition. Groups of learners will carefully observe and record the appearance of items, such as an apple, that can...

    Ages 8 - 14
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    In this activity (page 2 of PDF), learners will model how caves are formed by placing one piece of chalk in a cup of vinegar and another piece in a cup of water, then watch and record their...

    Ages 8 - 14
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    In this activity, (on page 6 of the PDF) learners participate in a hands-on fossil excavation. Groups of learners will receive a shoebox full off sand in which several chicken bones have been...

    Ages 8 - 14
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    In this activity (page 1 of the PDF), learners will model how paleontologists estimate the age of fossil discoveries by extracting “fossil” playing cards from newspapers stacked in chronological...

    Ages 8 - 14
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    In this activity, learners will test cups full of potting soil, sand, and sphagnum moss to see which earth material is able to soak up the most water. Using a scale and a simple calculation,...

    Ages 8 - 14
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    This outdoor activity (on page 2 of the PDF) is a full inquiry investigation into how the amount of moisture in a sand dune relates to the number of plants growing there. Groups of learners will...

    Ages 8 - 14
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    In this goopy activity, learners will model glacial movement with “gak,” a white glue and liquid starch mixture. Each fist-sized gob of gak represents a year’s worth of snow, accumulating to form a...

    Ages 8 - 14

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