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    California Academy of Sciences
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    In this activity, learners build one or more edible coral polyps and place them together to form a colony. Learners will review the differences between plants and animals, learn about the unique...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 11 30 to 45 minutes
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    COSI
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    In this Energy and Environment activity (page 9 of the PDF), learners calculate the mass of a piece of gum, compare it to the mass of the gum's packaging, and then create a bar graph of the...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    Children's Museum of Indianapolis
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    In this Bob the Builder(TM)-themed activity, learners explore the 3Rs (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) by rotating through several activity stations. Activity stations may include: packing a lunch in...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 4 - 6 30 to 45 minutes
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    In this activity, learners take apart a used zinc-carbon dry cell battery. Besides making for an interesting lesson in electrochemistry, taking apart a spent D-cell also allows learners to salvage...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 11 - adult 45 to 60 minutes
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    Twin Cities Public Television
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    In this activity, learners conduct a waste audit and use their findings to implement a plan for reducing trash. Learners measure trash, sort by categories (compostable, recyclable, etc.) and...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
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    In this crafty chemistry activity (on page 2 of the PDF), learners make their own paper from used paper they may have otherwise thrown away. Learners have fun, and come away with a great finished...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    COSI
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    In this environmental activity (page 6 of the PDF), learners identify household products that are recyclable and explore the different types of recyclable plastics. Although this was created as a...

    free Ages 8 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
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    In this activity, learners discover why only some types of plastic can be recycled. The objective of this activity is to increase awareness of recycling polymers through the use of the "three...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 14 - adult 45 to 60 minutes
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    Mount Holyoke College
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    In this activity with several mini experiments, learners explore the chemistry that helps scientists learn about the environment and how they can help save it. Learners will determine if pollutants...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 4 to 24 hours
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    Integrated Teaching and Learning Program, College of Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder
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    In this activity, learners collect, categorize, weigh and analyze classroom trash and discuss ways that engineers have helped to reduce solid waste. Learners make predictions on the types of trash...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 11 1 to 2 hours

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