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    Smithsonian Center for Education and Museum Studies
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    In this activity, learners participate in a scavenger hunt, searching for and recognizing minerals and products that contain minerals. They make note of their finds on a Mineral Scavenger Hunt...

    free Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    California Academy of Sciences
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    In this activity, learners will learn how igneous rock, metamorphic rock, and sedimentary rock are formed as part of the rock cycle and that the same forces that produce/change rocks also produce...

    free Ages 8 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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    Make
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    In this activity, learners create a sealed, mini ecosystem that supplies freshwater shrimp with food, oxygen, and waste processing for at least three months. Learners will collect water, amphipods,...

    Over $20 per student Ages 8 - 18 1 to 12 months
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    Smithsonian Center for Education and Museum Studies
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    Learners will compare the growth rate and appearance of crystals forming on small rocks to those growing on miscellaneous objects. Learners will also investigate how temperature (warm vs. cool room...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 1 to 7 days
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    Lawrence Hall of Science
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    In this activity, learners search for various kinds of items made from minerals around their home or school, including toothpaste, wall paint, kitty litter, and bricks. The PDF contains a check off...

    free Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    Smithsonian Center for Education and Museum Studies
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    In this activity (located on pages 9-14 of PDF), learners visit a cemetery to examine the distinguishing characteristics of rock weathering. After researching stone weathering and acid rain,...

    free Ages 8 - 14 1 to 7 days
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    BioEd
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    In this nutrition activity, learners explore food labels and consider the nutritional value of foods. Learners also explore units of measurement commonly used on food labels. Learners will be...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 8 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    COSI
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    In this activity about soil (page 7 of the PDF), learners will use their sense of touch as well as sight to understand how soil is classified based on texture and other details. They will compare...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 11 4 to 24 hours
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    Michigan Reach Out!
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    In this activity, learners find out what happens when they cover leaves with pieces of black construction paper. This activity shows learners that plants need sunlight to survive. Use this activity...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 4 - 11 1 to 7 days
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    Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
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    In this activity (on pages 25-31 of PDF), learners soak sponges with different amounts of plaster of paris to simulate different levels of calcification in bone formation. After being allowed to...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 14 1 to 7 days

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