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    Lawrence Hall of Science
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    In this outdoor activity, learners race small boats, made of cork, balsa wood, popsicle sticks etc., to investigate the rate and direction of currents in a stream or creek. Learners will examine...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    Twin Cities Public Television
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    This activity (located on page 3 of the PDF) is a full inquiry investigation into mapping the underground “plumbing” of geysers. Groups of learners will mimic an actual investigation into the...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 8 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    Twin Cities Public Television
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    In this activity (located on page 2 of the PDF), learners will identify a group of deciduous trees to study. Once the species has been recorded, the circumference of the trunks will be measured at...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 8 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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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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    Lawrence Hall of Science
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    In this outdoor activity, learners become beachcombers as they walk on a sandy beach in search of evidence of life. Learners gather examples and consider how the collected artifacts reached the...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 4 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    In this outdoor activity, learners go "can fishing" and discover the kinds of aquatic organisms that live in and on submerged cans. Discarded bottles and cans surprisingly provide...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    In this two-part outdoor activity, learners conduct a population census of squirting clams on a beach or mudflat, and investigate the clams' natural history. During the Clam Hooping activity,...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - adult 1 to 2 hours
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    In this highly physical outdoor activity, learners construct and compare experimental trail sections to select the best trail-construction technique for their site. As they measure, evaluate and...

    Over $20 per group Ages 8 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    In this group or individual activity, learners are encouraged to watch birds near home or school—possibly where birds are nesting in a tree, pecking in a park, feeding from a feeder, or flying...

    free Ages 6 - 14 1 to 7 days
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    TERC
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    An outdoor scavenger hunt helps learners consider the theme of "What Is Life?" Learners explore what living organisms are, including how organisms meet basic needs of food, shelter and...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 14 45 to 60 minutes

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