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    American Museum of Natural History
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    In this activity, Christina Elson, an archaeologist from the American Museum of Natural History, guides learners as they investigate an "artifact" and record their observations in a field...

    free Ages 8 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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    University of Nebraska State Museum
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    This activity (on pages 15-23) combines interactive role-playing and graphing to introduce learners to the health affects of pollen. In the first part, learners role-play a detective on a medical...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 8 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    Chicago Children's Museum
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    In this activity (located on page 2 of PDF), learners explore alternative uses of a simple paper cup, dubbed a "mystery item." Learners act as detectives and explore the properties and...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 4 - 11 10 to 30 minutes
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    Twin Cities Public Television
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    In this physical sciences activity, learners explore how forensic investigators collect prints from a crime scene. Learners make hand impressions in damp sand and analyze the patterns they observe....

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    University of Nebraska State Museum
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    This activity (on pages 35-43) lets learners analyze a "herd of elk" to detect the spread of a bacterial disease called brucellosis. The activity simulates how wildilfe veterinarians...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    Twin Cities Public Television
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    In this physical sciences activity, learners use science to solve a "crime." Learners collect trace evidence (glitter) and explore its characteristics, such as color, size, shape, and...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    Evolution & the Nature of Science Institutes (ENSI)
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    Learners use scientific processes to solve a crime. As they get clues, learners must create a hypothesis then adjust that hypothesis as more information is revealed. This activity uses crime...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 11 - 18 30 to 45 minutes