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    Computer Science Unplugged
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    This activity explores the main algorithms that are used as the basis for searching on computers, using different variations on the game of battleships. This activity demonstrates three search...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 8 - adult 30 to 45 minutes
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    Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
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    The popular sudoku puzzles use numbers, but the game could played with any set of 9 different objects! In this activity (on pages 56-75 of PDF), learners use objects of different colors (marbles,...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    California Academy of Sciences
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    This lesson plan revolves around studying the speciation of the Galápagos mockingbirds, which are on display at the California Academy of Sciences. It works well as a pre-visit activity and post...

    free Ages 11 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
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    This lesson (on pages 46-55 of PDF) features two strategy board games -- one from Ghana and one from China. The first game, Achi, is a cross between checkers and tic-tac-toe. After pieces are...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this online version of the classic paper and pencil game, learners practice looking ahead to anticipate an opponent's move. Learners compete against the computer, and with a little help...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - 11 5 to 10 minutes
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    Children's Museum Of Houston
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    This is a deceptively simple game to teach strategy, planning, and pattern analysis. In this game, learners take turns removing tokens from a board, and develop a plan to take the last piece....

    free Ages 4 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    Children's Museum Of Houston
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    In this math activity, learners play a game similar to 20 Questions, in which learners must identify a secret number drawn from a bag. Learners practice their logical thinking and questioning...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 4 - 8 5 to 10 minutes
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    Children's Museum Of Houston
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    In this hands-on activity, learners use toothpicks to build different triangles and squares and then use the toothpicks to build and solve some tricky shape puzzles. This lesson plan contains Texas...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 6 - 11 5 to 10 minutes
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    Children's Museum Of Houston
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    In this card game, learners make two sets of three cards that are alike. Learners must justify to the rest of the players why the three cards belong in each set. This activity guide contains sample...

    free Ages 8 - 11 10 to 30 minutes
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    Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo
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    In this activity, learners can play two card games related to endangered species, specifically North American amphibians. In version one, "Guess My Amphibian," a learner secretly selects...

    1 cent - $1 Ages 6 - 11 5 to 10 minutes

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