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    Lawrence Hall of Science
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    Dig a hole, line it, fill it with fresh water, and you have a water hole: a good place to study colonization. In this outdoor activity, learners create a controlled experiment to study the effects...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 18 1 to 12 months
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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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    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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    Lawrence Hall of Science
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    This is a web-based activity about insect identification. Learners move the virtual magnifying glass around two different environments and specify which creatures are insects and which are not....

    free Ages 4 - 8 5 to 10 minutes
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    New England Aquarium
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    In this activity, learners explore how salt water freezes in comparison to fresh water. Use this experiment to consider how pond animals survive cold winters in comparison to animals that live in...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 6 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    Bill Nye
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    In this activity, learners capture and observe planaria, which are worms that eat tiny pond critters. Use this activity to discuss the diversity of life forms present in different habitats like...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 4 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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    BioEd
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    In this water pollution activity, learners create pond water cultures and investigate the effects of adding chemicals or natural nutrients. Learners investigate, on a small scale, the changes that...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 14 1 to 7 days
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    Lawrence Hall of Science
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    In this outdoor activity/field trip, learners catch and observe water striders to explore their movement and feeding behaviors. To observe strider locomotion, learners look closely at caught water...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 6 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    Lawrence Hall of Science
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    This outdoor activity/field trip requires a place where minnows swim, such as a local pond or brook. Learners are challenged to find out how minnows respond to various fishing lures, then design...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    New Jersey Department of Education
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    In this fun and in depth hands-on experiment, learners test various liquid samples (distilled water, lemon juice, vinegar, and baking soda mixed with water) to determine their pH levels and...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 11 - 18 1 to 4 weeks

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