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    California Academy of Sciences
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    In this activity, learners build one or more edible coral polyps and place them together to form a colony. Learners will review the differences between plants and animals, learn about the unique...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 11 30 to 45 minutes
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    Lawrence Hall of Science
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    In this outdoor activity, learners search for lichen, a combination of a fungus and an alga living together. Lichen grow where most other plants cannot, on rocks, the trunks of trees, logs and sand...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    Lawrence Hall of Science
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    Dig a hole, line it, fill it with fresh water, and you have a water hole: a good place to study colonization. In this outdoor activity, learners create a controlled experiment to study the effects...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 18 1 to 12 months
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    NASA
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    In this activity (on pages 22-24 of the PDF), learners match extreme enviroments with life forms they support. The environments are shown in one series of printable cards (the "Can Living...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 4 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    University of Nebraska State Museum
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    In this activity (on pages 36-39), learners make a model of a watershed out of paper, then run water down the mountain to simulate how rainfall and pollution affect watersheds. Learners are...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    American Society for Microbiology
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    In this activity, learners prepare samples for microscopic observation from a termite hindgut, a lichen, and a legume root nodule. Learners use microscopes to examine mutually beneficial symbiotic...

    Over $20 per group Ages 11 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    BioEd
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    In this activity, learners use sets of cards to assign microorganisms to different groups. They will learn that microbes can be members of several different major groups: bacteria, fungi, protists...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    Centers for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence
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    This activity focuses on interactions within Earth systems and the effects of human activities. In this activity learners build a biomass pyramid. This game shows how factors affecting lower...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    Berkeley Natural History Museums
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    After an interest-generating discussion about "dirt" and microbes, learners select and collect soil samples from a variety of locations (schoolyard, home, etc.). They make a dilution in...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 18 1 to 7 days
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    Birch Aquarium
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    In this activity, learners examine the properties of different seaweeds, investigate what happens when powdered seaweed (alginate) is added to water, and learn about food products made with seaweed...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 4 - adult 10 to 30 minutes

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