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    NCTM Illuminations
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    In this math activity, learners are challenged to create aluminum foil boats that will hold plastic bears until the boats sink. The lesson serves as a fun, hands-on way to collect data. Data from...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this geology activity learners build a "squeeze box," which allows them to compress layers of sediment. This is a great way to investigate folding and faulting in the Earth. The...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 18 5 to 10 minutes
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    Lunar and Planetary Institute
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    In this activity, learners simulate what happens to a human spine in space by making Sponge Spool Spines (alternating sponge pieces and spools threaded on a pipe cleaner). This represents a human...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    NOAA
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    In this activity, learners make a model of a pollution spill that occurred at Bangs Lake in Mississippi and measure water quality parameters in their model. Learners then study the actual spill,...

    Over $20 per group Ages 14 - 18 2 to 4 hours
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    GreenLearning Canada
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    Learners follow directions to construct a water-powered electrical generator using a turbine made from plastic spoons. The model generates a surprising amount of electricity, enough to light a...

    $10 - $20 per student Ages 11 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    NCTM Illuminations
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    This lesson emphasizes the connections between science and mathematics by using a performance, or authentic, assessment format. Learners examine the relative size of the heart and discover that the...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 4 - 8 45 to 60 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this activity, learners simulate the process of DNA fingerprinting by using electricity to separate colored dyes. Learners use simple materials to assemble a comb (electrophoresis chamber) to...

    Over $20 per group Ages 11 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    My Science Box
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    In this activity, learners take on the role of various parts of the cell in order to model the process of protein synthesis. Each learner receives a card describing, step by step, what s/he should...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 11 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    Science Museum of Minnesota
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    Using pipe cleaners, straws, and beads, learners explore the building blocks of life by creating their own model of DNA. This activity provides a great introduction to learning about the structure...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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    Community Science Workshop Network
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    In this activity related to Newton's Laws of Motion, learners build a boat powered by a propeller in the air. The airboats can be designed in many ways and can include various recyclables like...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 8 - 18 45 to 60 minutes

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