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    NASA
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    In this activity (on pages 13-16 of the PDF) learners investigate three mystery samples to see which one contains life. The three samples are sand, sand and yeast, and sand and antacid. During the...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 4 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this hands-on botany activity, learners sprout vegetables in film canisters. Learners grow nine seeds each of cabbage, radish, and parsley, experimenting with changing one variable (light, water...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 4 - 11 1 to 4 weeks
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    NISE NETWORK
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    “Exploring the Solar System: Ice Orbs” is a hands-on activity in which visitors investigate a frozen orb, trying to learn about objects hidden inside. Participants learn that planetary scientists...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    NISE NETWORK
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    “Exploring the Universe: Imagining Life” is a hands-on activity in which visitors imagine and draw an extreme environment beyond Earth, then invent a living thing that could thrive in it. They...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 4 - 14 5 to 10 minutes
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    My Science Box
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    What does it mean to be alive? Is a cactus alive? Is a seed alive? Is the air we breathe alive? What are the necessary characteristics? To hook learners into the question, they are introduced to ...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 11 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    Science Museum of Minnesota
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    DNA is the thread of life. Encoded in its genetic sequence is the information that makes each of us unique. This activity allows you to see long, stringy strands of DNA extracted from wheat germ....

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