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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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    The Exploratorium
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    Discover how a refracting telescope works by making one from scratch using common items. This telescope won't have a tube so the learner can see how an image is formed inside the telescope....

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 14 - adult 45 to 60 minutes
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    COSI
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    In this astronomy activity, learners create a model of the solar system using beads and string. The activity gives learners a clear idea of the immense scale of the solar system and the relative...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    American Association for the Advancement of Science
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    In this online game, learners attempt to send a rocket ship to various targets. Learners can adjust the angle and thrust of the rocket before it is launched. The game simulates the pull of gravity...

    free Ages 8 - 11 10 to 30 minutes
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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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    Utah Education Network
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    In this activity, learners model erosion using a clear shoebox and sand or soil. Learners observe and discuss wind and water erosion in action and determine what effect sod and rocks have on their...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 11 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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    Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
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    In this activity (on the left side of page 5, continued on the right side of page 4 of the PDF), learners make models of colorful butterflies. The butterflies are made from pipe cleaners and either...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 4 - 6 10 to 30 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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