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    Centers for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence
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    In this activity, learners explore the concept of density-driven currents (thermohaline circulation) and how these currents are affected by climate change. Learners use colored ice cubes, water,...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - adult 1 to 2 hours
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    Centers for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence
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    In this two-part lesson, learners discover how large bodies of water can serve as a heat source or sink at different times and how proximity to water moderates climate along the coast. The...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 11 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    Children's Museum of Indianapolis
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    This activity attempts to clear up the common misconception that deserts are always hot, totally dry, and uninhabitable. Learners listen to poetry and use picture books and other resources to...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 4 - 11 30 to 45 minutes
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    NOAA
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    In this activity, learners experiment and observe how the color of materials that cover the Earth affects the amounts of sunlight our planet absorbs. Use this activity to begin discussions on...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 8 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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    NOAA
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    In this activity, learners are introduced to tree rings by examining a cross section of a tree, also known as a “tree cookie.” They discover how tree age can be determined by studying the rings and...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 8 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    NOAA
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    In this activity, learners create their own weather forecast map. Learners will visit the National Weather Service Southern Region website and use the zip code search feature to gather data and...

    free Ages 8 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    NOAA
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    In this activity, learners create their own icons for a forecast-at-a-glance poster for their classroom/learning space. Learners will visit the National Weather Service website and use the zip code...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 4 - 11 10 to 30 minutes
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    NOAA
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    In this activity, learners graph 48 hourly air temperatures from a local weather observation site and observe the diurnal temperature variations. Learners visit the National Weather Service website...

    free Ages 8 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    Colorado State University
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    In this interactive and informative group activity, learners use packages of M&M's to illustrate the difference between weather and climate. Learner work in groups to sort and average the...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    Colorado State University
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    In this activity, learners simulate the behavior of the atmosphere. Learners working in groups of four will represent "cells" of the model (Earth, lower atmosphere, upper atmosphere, and...

    free Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes

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