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    Lawrence Hall of Science
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    In this outdoor activity, learners make their own organic-rich soil. Depending on where this activity is done, learners will probably discover that their local soil is low in organic matter. Then...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    Lawrence Hall of Science
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    In this outdoor, mystery-solving activity, learners work like detectives, gathering evidence to identify the culprits that are attacking plants. Learners come to understand the impact of insect...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    New York Hall of Science
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    Discover how the salt in soil affects plant growth with a few seeds, some cotton, and salt. In this hands-on activity, you will plant seeds in 2 different kinds of soil, containing more or less...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - 11 1 to 7 days
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    In this outdoor activity, learners discover that plants aren't just shoots (stem, branches, leaves, and flowers) growing above ground, but contain plenty of roots growing underground—more than...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 6 - 11 30 to 45 minutes
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    Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
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    This guide outlines how to plant a garden even if you don't have a yard! It gives advice on how to prepare a container for plants and how to cultivate seedlings so they can grow enough to be...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 8 - adult 1 to 4 weeks
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    American Museum of Natural History
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    Ivy Rutzky, a scientific assistant at the American Museum of Natural History, introduces an activity where learners create a scientific illustration of a monarch butterfly. Learners will discover...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    4-H
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    This activity offers learners and their families several ways to raise their awareness together about home water. Included are a Home Water Audit Chart to help families record their water; a link...

    free Ages 4 - adult 1 to 7 days
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    In this plant science activity, learners conduct four experiments to observe how plants respond to sunlight and gravity. Learners record their observations on a data table for five days to note...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 14 1 to 7 days
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    In this plant science activity, learners role play as vegetables and weeds competing for nutrients. The object of the game is for the weeds and vegetables to gather as many colored squares as they...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes