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    Lawrence Hall of Science
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    In this outdoor activity, learners find the swollen bumps known as "galls" on various plants and get a closeup look at the parasitic animals living inside. Galls form on various plants...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    New Jersey Department of Education
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    In the wild, small crustaceans known as brine shrimp live in marine habitats such as saltwater lakes. In this activity, learners create a saltwater or marine ecosystem that becomes an experimental...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 11 - 18 1 to 7 days
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    Howard Hughes Medical Institute
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    In this activity, learners build a plastic emergence chamber (or use purchased "mini mosquito breeder") to observe and analyze the mosquito life cycle. Learners record daily observations...

    Over $20 per group Ages 11 - 18 1 to 4 weeks
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    Bill Nye
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    In this activity, learners build an instrument for catching and observing flies. Learners act as entomologists, attract flies into a jar using a slice of apple, and then observe the flies'...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 4 - 18 1 to 4 weeks
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    4-H
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    In this two-part activity about the connection between the lupine plant and butterflies, learners first read "Miss Rumphius," a storybook about lupine by Barbara Cooney. Then learners...

    Over $20 per group Ages 8 - 11 45 to 60 minutes
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    4-H
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    In this indoor and outdoor activity, learners discover that insects grow and develop as do all living things, going through a process known as complete metamorphosis. First, learners read the book ...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 4 - 11 45 to 60 minutes