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    University of California Museum of Paleontology
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    Learners explore the physical properties of a variety of balls and how they bounce. The point of the activity is not necessarily to have students arrive at a precise explanation for the phenomena...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 11 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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    Lunar and Planetary Institute
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    In this activity, learners work in teams to investigate the composition of unseen materials using a variety of tools. This open-ended engagement activity mimics how scientists discover clues about...

    Over $20 per group Ages 8 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    University of California Museum of Paleontology
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    Learners imagine they are paleontologists in Florida, where they find (remove from envelope) paper "fossils" of some unknown creature, only a few at a time. Each time, they attempt to...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 8 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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    University of California Museum of Paleontology
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    In this lesson, learners are challenged to discover the relationship among six numbers. The objective of this activity is to engage learners in a problem-solving situation in which they practice...

    free Ages 11 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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    University of California Museum of Paleontology
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    Using indirect methods, learners determine the shape and size of a piece of carpet hidden under a piece of plywood. This activity is an introduction to the process of scientific inquiry and...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 14 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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    Evolution & the Nature of Science Institutes (ENSI)
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    A group of learners has an envelope containing a series of bank checks. A few checks are removed at a time, and the team attempts to construct a plausible scenario which involves those checks. Each...

    free Ages 11 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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    NOAA
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    In this activity, learners perform experiments to examine whether or not trash can float, blow around, or wash away. Then learners analyze the effects of these characteristics on marine debris in...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 6 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    Learners use scientific processes to solve a crime. As they get clues, learners must create a hypothesis then adjust that hypothesis as more information is revealed. This activity uses crime...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 11 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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    University of California Museum of Paleontology
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    Learners turn over a random selection of cards from a larger set. From the words revealed, they try to determine the sentence represented on the larger set of cards. By turning over more cards,...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 11 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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    WGBH
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    In this water activity, learners test which objects float and which sink. Learners discover that objects behave differently in water. Learners are also introduced to the idea of "predicting...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 4 - 6 30 to 45 minutes

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