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    University of California Museum of Paleontology
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    Using indirect methods, learners determine the shape and size of a piece of carpet hidden under a piece of plywood. This activity is an introduction to the process of scientific inquiry and...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 14 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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    University of California Museum of Paleontology
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    Learners manipulate opaque, sealed boxes and attempt to determine their interior structures. Each box contains a moving ball and one or more fixed barriers. Use this activity to introduce students...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 11 45 to 60 minutes
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    University of California Museum of Paleontology
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    Learners investigate a pre-constructed mystery tube to determine its interior mechanism. Working in small groups, learners pose explanations (hypotheses) for what they are observing and test their...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 11 - adult 30 to 45 minutes
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    University of California Museum of Paleontology
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    Learners imagine they are paleontologists in Florida, where they find (remove from envelope) paper "fossils" of some unknown creature, only a few at a time. Each time, they attempt to...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 8 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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    University of California Museum of Paleontology
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    Learners explore the physical properties of a variety of balls and how they bounce. The point of the activity is not necessarily to have students arrive at a precise explanation for the phenomena...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 11 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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    Evolution & the Nature of Science Institutes (ENSI)
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    On an imaginary fossil hunt, learners "find" (remove from envelope) paper "fossils" of some unknown creature, only a few at a time. Each time, they attempt to reconstruct the...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 8 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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    Learners conduct an experiment to determine the rate at which two materials, sand and water, heat up and cool down. Then, based on their observations, they make hypotheses about why materials heat...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 11 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    A group of learners has an envelope containing a series of bank checks. A few checks are removed at a time, and the team attempts to construct a plausible scenario which involves those checks. Each...

    free Ages 11 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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    Berkeley Natural History Museums
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    Learners observe the outside and inside of raw chicken eggs, record descriptions, and hypothesize what will happen when a facilitator drops an egg on the floor. Learners may be surprised when a...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 6 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    American Physical Society
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    Learners build a pendulum from a yo-yo, and then design their own experiment to determine what affects the pendulum's period of swing. They can alter the mass of the yo-yo by adding play dough...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 11 - 14 45 to 60 minutes

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