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    In this math activity, learners read "The Button Box" by Margarette S. Reid and then make their own button boxes filled with different buttons. Learners count and classify the buttons and...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 6 - 8 1 to 2 hours
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    Lawrence Hall of Science
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    In this online activity, learners examine U.S. pennies to find the date each penny was minted or manufactured. Learners enter their data and then are able to see data from other learners. A bar...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - 11 10 to 30 minutes
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    Lawrence Hall of Science
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    In this collecting/comparing activity, learners work with samples of sand from different places like a lakefront, river, or ocean beach. Learners note similarities and differences among sand...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 4 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    University of Washington
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    In this activity (11th activity on the page), learners use pennies to test their hearing acuity. Learners collect pennies, drop them one at a time on a hard surface and listen to the sounds they...

    free Ages 6 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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    WGBH
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    In this interactive board game, learners "hire" different types of scientists to help canine character Ruff Ruffman solve unusual problems. Through Ruff's adventures, learners meet...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - 11 45 to 60 minutes
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    Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
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    In this activity (p.6-10 of PDF), learners use different methods for hunting minibeasts (bugs). Learners can either make traps or simply look for minibeasts under stones and logs. Learners can...

    free Ages 6 - 11 45 to 60 minutes
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    Lawrence Hall of Science
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    In this outdoor activity and observation game, learners hunt for a variety of textures, colors, odors and evidence of organisms in the activity site. The activity can be done with same age or mixed...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 4 - adult 30 to 45 minutes
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    Bill Nye
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    In this activity, learners build an instrument for catching and observing flies. Learners act as entomologists, attract flies into a jar using a slice of apple, and then observe the flies'...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 4 - 18 1 to 4 weeks