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    NASA
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    By tossing, collecting, and sorting beanbags, learners understand how the IBEX spacecraft uses its sensors to detect and map the locations of particle types in the interstellar boundary. Learners...

    Over $20 per group Ages 11 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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    American Museum of Natural History
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    In this activity, learners map their world by drawing a plan of their bedroom. Use this activity to introduce learners to the work of archaeologists and how they create maps to better understand a...

    free Ages 8 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    University of Illinois Extension
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    In this activity, learners investigate soil conditions by creating a soil map. Learners record soil characteristics and compare the conditions of soil in different grid sections. Use this activity...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 4 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    Lawrence Hall of Science
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    In this outdoor activity, learners discover how the environment around a building affects the growth of plants. Learners observe patterns of plant growth such as size, thickness, weeds, and damage...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 6 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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    National Geographic Society
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    In this activity, learners create a map showing the origins of spices and herbs from a favorite recipe(s). Learners first research the origins of the ingredients and then locate them on a world map...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    Computer Science Unplugged
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    In this activity, learners use a fictitious map of "Tourist Town" and counters to problem solve how to place ice-cream vans on street intersections so that every other intersection is...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 11 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    Pratt School of Engineering, Duke University
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    Historically, sea floor mapping (bathymetry) was done by soundings. Soundings are taken by dropping a weight with a pre-measured rope off the side of the boat and noting the measurement on the rope...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 11 - 14 2 to 4 hours
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    Lawrence Hall of Science
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    In this outdoor activity/field trip, learners locate and study plants and animals in several freshwater pond habitats. Learners take various samples from the pond, identify organisms using a pond...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 6 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    Children's Museum of Indianapolis
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    In this activity, learners participate in a simulated dig to discover fossilized dinosaur bones. Learners take notes, make a map and propose theories about dinosaurs. This can be used as a...

    Over $20 per group Ages 8 - 11 1 to 2 hours
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    Children's Museum of Indianapolis
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    In this activity, learners explore dinosaur fossils and a dig site. Learners work in groups to analyze a dig site map and match bones to a skeletal drawing of Kelsey (a Triceratops). Learners use...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 6 - 8 45 to 60 minutes

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