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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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    The Exploratorium
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    In this web-based activity, learners try to figure out who in an online chat room has their matching puzzle piece. This is a matchmaking activity that can be used as an icebreaker to introduce...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 11 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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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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    Howard Hughes Medical Institute
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    In this interactive activity, learners analyze seashells to explore phylogeny and evolution. Learners identify similar and dissimilar seashells to create a phylogenetic tree. The Teacher Guide...

    free Ages 11 - 18 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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    American Society for Microbiology
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    Learners use a Microviewer to examine common objects at 60-100X magnification. After viewing these things, learners categorize them according to their properties. They create a game board to...

    Over $20 per group Ages 8 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this activity, learners try to figure out who has their matching rock type by reading a description of their rock (no talking!). This activity can be used in a variety of ways: to introduce...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    APSnet
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    This demonstration can be used to help learners visualize DNA by lysing (breaking open) bacterial cells on a slide and “stringing up” the DNA with a toothpick in less than one minute. This...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 11 - 18 5 to 10 minutes