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    Lawrence Hall of Science
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    In this outdoor activity, learners investigate the relationship between the slope of a trail and soil erosion. Using both math and science skills, learners gain awareness of how human activities...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    TERC
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    Using recycled materials, learners will design a transportation vehicle to carry an egg in an egg toss (a rudimentary model of a shock absorbent transport vessel). Learners will consider how their...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - adult 1 to 2 hours
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    Twin Cities Public Television
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    In this activity (on page 1 of the PDF), learners will use a magnifier to carefully examine samples of sand from different locations. They record their observations regarding the different grain...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    University of Wisconsin-Madison
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    In this investigation, learners plant seeds in a 2-liter bottle filled with soil that is connected to a water source below. Over the next few weeks, learners observe how the plants grow. The...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 4 - 14 1 to 4 weeks
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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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    The Exploratorium
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    In this activity, learners create and experiment with wind tubes. These tubes are a playful and inventive way to explore the effect that moving air has on objects. Construction uses everyday...

    Over $20 per group Ages 4 - adult 1 to 2 hours
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    Lawrence Hall of Science
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    In this outdoor activity, learners search for lichen, a combination of a fungus and an alga living together. Lichen grow where most other plants cannot, on rocks, the trunks of trees, logs and sand...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    University of Wisconsin-Madison
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    Learners make kimchee or sauerkraut, which is really just fermented cabbage, in a 2-liter plastic bottle. The fermentation process takes from 3 days to 2 weeks to complete, and learners measure the...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 4 - 14 1 to 4 weeks
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    American Community Gardening Association
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    In this field trip, learners visit a community garden, take a tour, and interview the gardener. In-depth lesson plans include guidelines for how to prepare for the trip, from logistics to...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 18 4 to 24 hours
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    Twin Cities Public Television
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    This activity (on page 3 of the PDF) is a full inquiry investigation into biodiversity. Groups of learners will go to the zoo to look at animal feet, making a list of ten different animals at the...

    free Ages 8 - 14 1 to 2 hours

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