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    Lawrence Hall of Science
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    In this outdoor, ocean-side activity, learners investigate the distribution of organisms in the upper region of the intertidal zone. Many coastal animals survive long exposures to air, high...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    University of Washington
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    In this activity (6th on the page), learners investigate how photoreceptors in the eye (rods and cones) "adapt" to low light conditions. Learners sort similar bottle caps in a well-lit...

    free Ages 8 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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    University of Utah
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    In this activity, learners examine how brine shrimp populations can survive in some of the harshest environments. Learners subject brine shrimp cysts to extreme conditions to evaluate the hardiness...

    Over $20 per group Ages 11 - 18 1 to 7 days
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    Centers for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence
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    In this activity, learners are challenged to design a planktonic organism that will neither float like a cork nor sink like a stone. They are given pictures of planktonic organisms and simple...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - adult 30 to 45 minutes
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    Lawrence Hall of Science
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    In this outdoor activity/game, learners use thermometers to simulate how lizards survive in habitats with extreme temperatures. Learners are challenged to keep their thermometer-lizard "alive...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    Lawrence Hall of Science
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    In this outdoor activity/field trip, learners catch and observe water striders to explore their movement and feeding behaviors. To observe strider locomotion, learners look closely at caught water...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 6 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    Lawrence Hall of Science
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    In this activity and/or field trip, learners investigate the water currents that aquatic animals create when they breathe, feed, and propel themselves through water. Learners trace the currents in...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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    Iridescent
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    In this engineering design challenge, learners build an octopus-inspired suction pad that can grab an object and hold it tightly in the air. As learners work their way through the design process,...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 4 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    Smithsonian Center for Education and Museum Studies
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    In this activity, learners learn about the adaptations that flowers have developed which support pollination. Learners also list their personal preferences (i.e. favorite color, food) and a partner...

    free Ages 8 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    Lawrence Hall of Science
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    In this outdoor beach activity, learners use a variety of "beaks" (such as trowels, spoons or sticks) to hunt for organisms that shore birds might eat. Each learner receives a “beak” and...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes

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