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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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    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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    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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    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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    Children's Museum of Indianapolis
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    In this activity, learners examine the culture and history of the tomb site. This experience begins by locating Egypt and the Valley of the Kings on the map using clues, including longitude and...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    University of Nebraska State Museum
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    In this activity (on pages 23-29), partners use the Plant Traveler Cards, along with a world map and map worksheets, to follow plants such as cassava, chocolate and coffee that grew first in one...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    BioEd
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    In this activity, learners act as epidemiologists by mapping the prevalence of HIV/AIDS worldwide. Learners discover that many countries with high HIV infection rates have low levels of per capita...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    Computer Science Unplugged
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    In this activity, learners conduct a simulation exercise related to public key encryption and try to intercept a message sent between two learners. This activity works with two learners but is most...

    free Ages 11 - 18 30 to 45 minutes

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