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    Smithsonian Center for Education and Museum Studies
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    In this activity (located on pages 9-14 of PDF), learners visit a cemetery to examine the distinguishing characteristics of rock weathering. After researching stone weathering and acid rain,...

    free Ages 8 - 14 1 to 7 days
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    TERC
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    In this activity, learners survey living organisms near where they live or go to school, and create a local field guide. Learners discover the value of conducting long-term observations of an...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 6 - adult 30 to 45 minutes
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    Lawrence Hall of Science
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    In this outdoor, sunny day activity, learners experiment with paper leaf models to discover how some desert plants conserve water. Learners explore adaptations of various desert plants such as waxy...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    Lawrence Hall of Science
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    In this outdoor, night activity, learners track nocturnal animals' footprints, droppings and other signs of their presence. By setting out animal bait that has nontoxic, blacklight fluorescent...

    Over $20 per group Ages 6 - 14 1 to 7 days
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    Lawrence Hall of Science
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    In this outdoor activity/field trip, learners catch and observe water striders to explore their movement and feeding behaviors. To observe strider locomotion, learners look closely at caught water...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 6 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    Lawrence Hall of Science
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    In this outdoor activity/field trip, learners investigate the special shapes, holding structures and holding behaviors that real organisms use in streams, rivers, creeks or coast intertidal zones...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 18
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    Lawrence Hall of Science
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    This outdoor activity/field trip requires a place where minnows swim, such as a local pond or brook. Learners are challenged to find out how minnows respond to various fishing lures, then design...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    National Park Service
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    This detailed lesson plan for a field trip to Canyonlands National Park in Utah (page 32 of pdf) teaches students about the habitat of bighorn sheep. The trip, which includes a strenuous hike,...

    Over $20 per group Ages 11 - 14 1 to 7 days
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    Lawrence Hall of Science
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    In this outdoor activity, learners cut through and investigate rotten logs and then make log-profile puzzles for each other. Learners cut through the limb to expose a vertical profile, study the...

    Over $20 per group Ages 8 - adult 45 to 60 minutes
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    Lawrence Hall of Science
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    In this activity and/or field trip, learners investigate the water currents that aquatic animals create when they breathe, feed, and propel themselves through water. Learners trace the currents in...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 18 30 to 45 minutes

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