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    Berkeley Natural History Museums
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    Learners measure irregularly shaped bones using a variety of measurement methods and tools. Then, they measure again using standard conventions and metric tape measures. Learners understand the...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 11 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
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    In this activity (on pages 11-14 of PDF), learners cut out pictures from magazines of foods that help make bones strong and glue the pictures to a paper bone. The lesson plan includes information...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 4 - 11 30 to 45 minutes
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    Lunar and Planetary Institute
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    In this activity, learners simulate what happens to a human spine in space by making Sponge Spool Spines (alternating sponge pieces and spools threaded on a pipe cleaner). This represents a human...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
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    In this activity (on pages 15-18 of PDF), learners make a life-size two-dimensional paper model of their own skeletons. They trace a partner onto a large piece of butcher paper, and then the...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 4 - 11 45 to 60 minutes
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    Children's Museum of Indianapolis
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    In this activity, learners rotate through several learning and play stations to explore dinosaurs and paleontologists. At these stations, learners use sand and dinosaur bone replicas to create a...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 4 - 6 45 to 60 minutes
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    Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
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    In this activity (on pages 25-31 of PDF), learners soak sponges with different amounts of plaster of paris to simulate different levels of calcification in bone formation. After being allowed to...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 14 1 to 7 days
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this optics activity, learners examine how polarized light can reveal stress patterns in clear plastic. Learners place a fork between two pieces of polarizing material and induce stress by...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 18 5 to 10 minutes
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    COSI
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    In this health activity (page 5 of the PDF), learners will explore a unique connection betweeen the bones of the body. By measuring various parts of their body, learners see first hand that...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
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    In this activity (on pages 19-24 of PDF), learners soak chicken bones or eggshells in vinegar for several days. Learners observe what happens to the material as the acid dissolves the calcium that...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 8 - 14 1 to 4 weeks
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    Lunar and Planetary Institute
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    In this activity, learners make models representing bones on Earth and bones that have been in space. They discover what happens to bones without proper exercise and nutrition. This activity...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 14 5 to 10 minutes

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