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    Howard Hughes Medical Institute
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    In this activity, learners explore how genetic switches function and the role of genetic switches in the process of evolution. To make these concepts less abstract and more understandable, learners...

    Ages 14 - adult 1 to 2 hours
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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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    This guided inquiry three-part activity engages learners in thinking about the mechanism of natural selection by encouraging them to formulate questions that can be answered through scientific...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 11 - 18 2 to 4 hours
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    Twin Cities Public Television
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    In this activity, learners put on their naturalist hats and explore the world around them. This activity challenges learners to take a close look at local habitats, determine if area animals have...

    free Ages 8 - 14 2 to 4 hours
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    Lawrence Hall of Science
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    In this set of outdoor games, learners play the role of monkeys that are trying to get enough resources (food, shelter, and space) to survive. They play several simple games which involve strength,...

    Over $20 per group Ages 8 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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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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    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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    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

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