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    Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago
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    See what happens when plants compete for survival in an area with limited resources. What survives? How is plant quality affected? Any plant that can get more water, nutrients, and sunlight than...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 6 - 18 1 to 4 weeks
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    University of Nebraska State Museum
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    In this multi-faceted game (on pages 25-35), learners recreate what happens to creatures in the Brazilian rain forest as they grow from egg to adult—especially those that use fallen, empty Brazil...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 8 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    Lawrence Hall of Science
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    In this outdoor mapping activity, learners explore where plants grow and map plant-distribution patterns. Learners also investigate environmental factors such as wind, light, moisture, and animal...

    $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 game, learners simulate a herd of deer trying to survive in an area called the "home range." Learners explore the concept of "carrying capacity"—what size...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    Institute of Physics
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    In this physics demonstration, learners are challenged to insert a straw the furthest into a potato. After learners explore different techniques, the demonstrator can show them how to hold the...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 4 - adult 5 to 10 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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    Lawrence Hall of Science
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    In this outdoor activity/field trip, learners investigate organisms that live along the ocean's rocky coast. Learners add bare rocks to an intertidal zone, and over the course of 6-8 weeks...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - adult 1 to 12 months
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    Lawrence Hall of Science
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    In this outdoor activity, learners saw sections from fallen trees, then count tree rings and look closely at patterns of tree growth. Learners are challenged to find out if the top of a tree is...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    New Jersey Institute of Technology
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    Using paper, paper clips, an index card, and tape, teams of learners design flying devices to (1) stay in the air as long as possible and (2) land as close as possible to a given target. Teams will...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 11 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    National Health Museum
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    In this simulation, learners become birds different beak types. Learners use various tools to represent beaks to pick up seeds and place them in a petri dish. After completing the activity and...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 14 - 18 1 to 2 hours

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