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    Berkeley Natural History Museums
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    Learners use a variety of beans to represent a variety of species, and scatter these beans over a large piece of paper representing the environment. They then use random sampling methods to catalog...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 11 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    Twin Cities Public Television
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    This activity (on page 3 of the PDF) is a full inquiry investigation into biodiversity. Groups of learners will go to the zoo to look at animal feet, making a list of ten different animals at the...

    free Ages 8 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    American Association for the Advancement of Science
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    In this online game, learners test their skills of categorization. Sixteen different organisms are given (human, monkey, jellyfish, etc.) and one category (e.g., things that eat fish, birds, things...

    free Ages 8 - 11 10 to 30 minutes
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    Berkeley Natural History Museums
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    Learners use several types of insect sampling and collection equipment to make an insect collection. Learners can collect insects from their schoolyard or yard at home. Insect collections are a...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 14 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    Lawrence Hall of Science
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    In this outdoor activity, learners release a portion of a lawn from human control—no mowing, no watering, no weeding, no pest control—and then investigate the changes that result over several weeks...

    Over $20 per group Ages 6 - 14 1 to 12 months
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    American Society for Microbiology
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    Colored beads in a bag are used to represent different types of microbes, with the bag itself representing the ocean. Working in groups, each learner randomly samples ten “microbes” from the “ocean...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 11 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    American Association for the Advancement of Science
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    Learners practice their taxonomy skills by sorting a group of fasteners (e.g. rubber bands, buttons, paper clips, screws) into different categories. First they split the group into two groups based...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 8 - 11 30 to 45 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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    NEON, Inc.
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    In this activity, learners create colorful bead bracelets to wear outside while searching for matching colors in plants. Learners will be surprised by the variety of colors in nature. This activity...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 4 - 8 45 to 60 minutes
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    Children's Museum Of Houston
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    This activity is intended to familiarize learners with native Houston birds, introduce learners to tools biologists use in the field, and to enhance their observation skills. In this activity,...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - 11 30 to 45 minutes

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