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    Berkeley Natural History Museums
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    Learners use a variety of beans to represent a variety of species, and scatter these beans over a large piece of paper representing the environment. They then use random sampling methods to catalog...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 11 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
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    In this activity, leaners will observe the process of natural selection on a population of birds called 'Springbeaks' over four seasons of breeding on an isolated environment called '...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 11 - adult 45 to 60 minutes
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    Perkins School for the Blind
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    This activity was designed for blind learners, but all types of learners can use it to organize an interactive model for learning the classification system (taxonomy) of living things. Learners...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    University of Nebraska State Museum
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    In this activity (on pages 10-17), learners discover how scientists study biodiversity and the health of the environment based on inspection of small areas—a process known as sampling. Learners...

    $1 - $5 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 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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    California Academy of Sciences
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    This lesson plan revolves around studying the speciation of the Galápagos mockingbirds, which are on display at the California Academy of Sciences. It works well as a pre-visit activity and post...

    free Ages 11 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
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    In this activity (p.5-6 of PDF), learners investigate natural selection. Learners discover that natural selection, which takes place over decades, can lead to altered populations within a species....

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 11 10 to 30 minutes
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    COSI
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    In this yummy biology activity (page 3 of the PDF), learners participate in a demonstration of natural selection. By using a bowl of candy as a "population," students discover how...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 11 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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    4-H
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    In this environmental science activity about biodiversity, learners play a game to discover the effects of non-native species on an ecosystem. This active game is played outdoors in an open field...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 11 45 to 60 minutes
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    American Museum of Natural History
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    In this game, learners each represent a different organism in an environment. They build a web during the activity, and discover how all the players in an ecosystem depend on each other. As they...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 30 to 45 minutes

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