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    Lawrence Hall of Science
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    Learners trace, cut out and fly a boomerang, outdoors or in a large indoor space. Boomerangs are believed to have originated among the Aborigines of Australia, so this activity could be used in...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 4 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    American Museum of Natural History
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    Learners construct a bracelet containing two strands of beads, which represents a double strand of DNA that codes for a gene. They match beads to the bases in a section of a chimp's DNA code....

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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    Lawrence Hall of Science
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    This activity gets learners looking at 6-sided shapes in nature, including the cells of a beehive, as well as other shapes. Learners use the activity's shape chart to keep track of all the...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 4 - 14 1 to 7 days
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    PBS
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    In this math lesson, learners arrange pattern blocks to create tessellations and to explore geometric patterns. Learners first explore making patterns with a variety of pattern blocks. They next...

    free Ages 11 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this activity, learners design unique tiles and make repeating patterns to create tessellations. This activity combines the creativity of an art project with the challenge of solving a puzzle....

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 11 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
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    In this activity, pairs of learners create an imaginary crime scene. One person leaves the room while the other person moves a few things around. The first person returns and tries to detect all...

    free Ages 6 - adult 5 to 10 minutes
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    Lawrence Hall of Science
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    In this outdoor art/environmental activity, learners create designs that will attract attention to animals and plants in particular habitats, and then test whether their designs attracted the "...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 6 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    COSI
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    In this activity about magnetism (page 15 of the PDF), learners will explore how opposite and similar magnetic poles affect a swinging (pendulum) magnet. Learners will see firsthand how gravity and...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 6 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    Lawrence Hall of Science
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    In this outdoor, windy day activity, learners "fly" and race leaves along a line to discover which types of leaves catch the most wind. Which leaves are the best fliers? Why? Learners...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 6 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    Lawrence Hall of Science
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    In this earth science/math/art activity, learners use simple ingredients to grow crystals and examine the repeating geometric shapes and patterns. Learners compare the growth of crystals from four...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 6 - 14 1 to 4 weeks

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