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    The Exploratorium
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    An ordinary camera has a lens that makes an image on film. In a pinhole camera, a small hole replaces the lens. This activity provides instructions for recycling a potato chip can to make your own...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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    Kohl Children's Museum
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    In this activity, learners investigate and compare the rate of drying in different conditions. Learners place wet dish cloths in front of a fan, on a flat surface inside the room, in a box with a...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 6 - 11 30 to 45 minutes
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    Lawrence Hall of Science
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    In this activity, learners build a bird feeder or feeders to attract birds for observation. The main feeder to be built is made from a large milk carton, but a suggestion is also included for a...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 6 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    COSI
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    In this activity, learners make a solar oven. Learners witness the awesome power of the sun to make a yummy treat--a chocolate chip cookie!

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 6 - 11 30 to 45 minutes
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    The Center for Science Education @ Space Sciences Laboratory, UC Berkeley
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    In this activity, learners investigate the concepts of relative size and distance by creating a basic model of the solar system. Learners will work at one end of a hallway, large room or outdoor...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 6 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    American Chemical Society
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    In this activity on page 13 of the PDF, use a special plastic card that has been painted with a chemical that changes color when it is in UV light. Examine how the more UV rays there are, the...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 6 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    The Center for Science Education @ Space Sciences Laboratory, UC Berkeley
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    In this activity, learners use an astrolabe to measure the altitude of objects. Learners will first practice taking measurements by measuring the altitude of trees and buildings. Then, learners...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 14 1 to 4 weeks
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this geometry activity, learners explore networks painted on playgrounds, such as a four square court, and draw their own. Learners walk on every edge until they return to the starting point...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 8 - 11 10 to 30 minutes
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    COSI
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    In this weather activity (page 1 of the PDF), learners will construct their very own anemometer to measure wind speed. Although this activity was designed to be used after a museum workshop about...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    Iridescent
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    In this engineering design challenge, learners make a bird and then control its flight with attached strings. As learners work their way through the design process, they can upload descriptions and...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 4 - 18 1 to 2 hours

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