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    New York Hall of Science
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    In this activity, learners create a biosphere in a baggie. Learners add soil, seeds and a little water in a ziplock bag, tape the bag to a sunny window and observe a microcosm of the water cycle ...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 4 - 11 1 to 7 days
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    Pratt School of Engineering, Duke University
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    Learners design their own experiment to determine conditions that either help or hinder the decomposition of carrots by soil microbes. They place carrots in plastic bags filled with soil (with or...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 11 - 14 1 to 4 weeks
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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 activity, learners use artificial bees and paper models of flowers to find out how bees transfer pollen from one flower to another. Background information discusses bees and other...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    Science Friday
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    In this activity, learners conduct a series of hands-on experiments that demonstrate how the working of plants' veins, known as capillary action, enables water to travel throughout the length...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 11 - 14 1 to 7 days
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    Twin Cities Public Television
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    In this activity (page 1 of the PDF), learners will test cups full of potting soil, sand, and sphagnum moss to see which earth material is able to soak up the most water. Using a scale and a simple...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    University of Nebraska State Museum
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    This reading and writing activity (on pages 2-9) teaches what plant parts should be avoided, how a person can get rid of toxins, symptoms of plant poisoning, and how plants create poisons to repel...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    COSI
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    In this biology activity (page 3 of the PDF), learners will explore how plants turn sunlight into food through a process called photosynthesis. Learners will experiment with different growing...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 6 - 14 1 to 4 weeks
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    Lawrence Hall of Science
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    In this activity, learners use squares to figure out how many border tiles are needed to enclose different areas. Learners start by making square ponds and creating a table to help them figure out...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    Lawrence Hall of Science
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    In this outdoor, mystery-solving activity, learners work like detectives, gathering evidence to identify the culprits that are attacking plants. Learners come to understand the impact of insect...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes

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