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    American Association for the Advancement of Science
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    In this online game, learners test their skills of categorization. Sixteen different organisms are given (human, monkey, jellyfish, etc.) and one category (e.g., things that eat fish, birds, things...

    free Ages 8 - 11 10 to 30 minutes
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    Lawrence Hall of Science
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    In this activity, learners explore a bucket of sand and beach objects. First they sort items using observable characteristics, then they turn hard candy into "candy sand" to model where...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 4 - adult 10 to 30 minutes
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    Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
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    In this activity, learners sort and count different colored plastic dinosaurs by various attributes including tail length, whether or not the dinosaurs have horns, etc. Learners discuss the basis...

    free Ages 4 - 6 10 to 30 minutes
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    COSI
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    In this classification activity, learners will learn one way of organizing plants and animals. The learners will "classify" themselves by means of a dichotomous key, a tool used to...

    free Ages 8 - 11 10 to 30 minutes
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    American Association for the Advancement of Science
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    Learners practice their taxonomy skills by sorting a group of fasteners (e.g. rubber bands, buttons, paper clips, screws) into different categories. First they split the group into two groups based...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 8 - 11 30 to 45 minutes
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    Utah Education Network
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    In this math lesson, learners make wallets or purses and then participate in a variety of money-related activities. First, learners make their own paper money and paper wallets or purses. Next,...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 4 - 6 1 to 2 hours
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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 Washington
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    In this activity (16th on the page), learners play a variation of the "I Spy" game to explore color. Learners work in teams with each team assigned a color. Learners are given 10 minutes...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 4 - 11 10 to 30 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    This Exploratorium activity explores size and scale. Through four levels of screen sizes, learners can sort out objects of different sizes. Sorting based on size is important to many disciplines...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 14 5 to 10 minutes
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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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