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    Lunar and Planetary Institute
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    In this activity, learners discuss how life is defined and conduct a simple experiment, looking for signs of life in three different “soil” samples. The experiment introduces learners to the...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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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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    Twin Cities Public Television
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    In this activity, learners conduct a waste audit and use their findings to implement a plan for reducing trash. Learners measure trash, sort by categories (compostable, recyclable, etc.) and...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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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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    Lawrence Hall of Science
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    In this outdoor activity, learners plan a simple foot path and create an environmental impact study of the natural area where the path would be. These steps help learners role-play the scientific...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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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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    In this activity, learners create volcanoes like those they have examined on Earth and Mars through images taken by spacecraft. Using baking soda and vinegar, learners model volcanic eruptions and...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 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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    In this activity, learners create channel features with flowing water, comparing their observations to real images of Mars and Earth taken by satellites/orbiters. Learners' observations of the...

    Over $20 per group Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    National Health Museum
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    This activity allows learners to explore the scientific method in an open-ended fashion, using the 4-P Approach to Science Inquiry developed by the University of Wisconsin, Beloit. Learners observe...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 11 - 18 45 to 60 minutes

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