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    In this activity (on pages 10-15), learners investigate starch in human diets and how plants make starch (carbohydrates) to use as their food source. Testing with a dropper of iodine in Part One,...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    This activity (on pages 19-24) introduces learners to the rain forest's layers—emergent, canopy, understory, and forest floor—and has learners make paper lianas (vines that live attached to...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 8 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    This activity (on pages 38-43) has learners simulate the way scientists track and map the movement of otters in the wild using radio trackers. One learner plays the role of Sea Otter, and other...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    In this activity (on pages 36-39), learners make a model of a watershed out of paper, then run water down the mountain to simulate how rainfall and pollution affect watersheds. Learners are...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    In this activity (on pages 23-29), partners use the Plant Traveler Cards, along with a world map and map worksheets, to follow plants such as cassava, chocolate and coffee that grew first in one...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    This activity (on pages 23-27) lets learners simulate the work of scientists who take core samples of Earth's rocky layers to determine geological history. Learners create a model of Earth&...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    In this activity (on pages 24-34), learners explore the four-part stomach of cows (and other grazing animals called ruminants), and compare it to the human one-part stomach and its digestive...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 14 1 to 7 days
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    In this activity (on pages 29-35), learners examine water pollution and filtration. First, learners build models of water bugs from paper clips, and test the effect of dirt and detergent on their ...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    This activity (on pages 13-18) has learners build a model tree and then figure out how to make their tree stand up by itself. This illustrates how the tall rain forest trees adapt to support a huge...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    In this detailed activity (on pages 9-18), learners investigate the body parts of a parasitic ascaris worm by making and dissecting clay models. Each learner creates a model of either a male or...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 8 - 14 1 to 2 hours

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