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    Howard Hughes Medical Institute
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    This guided inquiry three-part activity engages learners in thinking about the mechanism of natural selection through data collection and pattern recognition. In this scenario, learners use M&...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 11 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    NEON, Inc.
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    In this activity/demonstration, learners explore pollen and how insects and animals transport pollen. Learners investigate and compare wind and animal pollination. The suggested extension...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 6 - 11 30 to 45 minutes
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    Lawrence Hall of Science
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    In this outdoor activity/game, learners use thermometers to simulate how lizards survive in habitats with extreme temperatures. Learners are challenged to keep their thermometer-lizard "alive...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore
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    Use the Zoo Calendar (page 1 of PDF) to involve learners in interdisciplinary, whole language, and writing activities about ecological concepts. Each 30-45 minute activity emphasizes the concept of...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 6 - 11 1 to 4 weeks
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    Lawrence Hall of Science
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    In this outdoor activity and animal-role-play game, learners discover and uncover the hidden world of "cryptozoa"—organisms such as spiders, salamanders and slugs that live under objects,...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    National Health Museum
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    In this simulation, learners become birds different beak types. Learners use various tools to represent beaks to pick up seeds and place them in a petri dish. After completing the activity and...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 14 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    National Health Museum
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    In order to examine the random nature of mutations and natural selection, learners "breed" clutches of Egyptian Origami Birds (Avis papyrus) using random number generators (dice and coins...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 14 - 18 2 to 4 hours
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    National Health Museum
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    This is an outdoor activity designed to demonstrate evolution of feeding behavior in flocking, schooling or herding animals that maximizes allocation of food resources and enhances survival....

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 14 - 18 1 to 2 hours