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Cleaning Oil Spills with Chemistry

"Cleaning Oil Spills with Chemistry" is a longer activity than many of the others in this kit. Participants will learn how different materials interact, and problem-solve to clean up a miniature model "oil spill." Which method (or combination of methods)...

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ChemAttitudes
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Explore Science: Let's Do Chemistry kit

Globe Observer App

GLOBE Observer is an international network of citizen scientists and scientists working together to learn more about our shared environment and changing climate. To participate, just download the GLOBE Observer app and submit regular observation Since GLOBE Observer is part...

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Linked Products

SustainABLE Digital Kit

The SustainABLE online kit contains digital copies of everything you you'll need to host your own Sustainability in Science Museums event. Kit contents include planning, marketing and orientation materials, printable banners and poster, and background materials, activity guides and facilitator...

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Sustainability in Science Museums
Kit
SustainABLE kit

Water Roll

This hands-on SustainABLE activity is meant to promote conversation about how water is distributed and used, and how we can work together to conserve this limited resource. In different parts of the country, guests may be familiar with different issues...

Project
Sustainability in Science Museums
Kit
SustainABLE kit

Systems Scramble

This sustainability activity is meant to promote conversation about how systems work, and how we can work together to better understand systems and work toward creating a more sustainable future. Players will actively move around the activity space, figuring out...

Project
Sustainability in Science Museums
Kit
SustainABLE kit

My Community

In My Community, museum visitors can draw their neighborhoods and talk about what they like best or least about the places they live. They can check out the Changing Communities, and think of ways these spaces could be improved to...

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Sustainability in Science Museums
Kit
SustainABLE kit

High Five for the Future

What can you do today to help create a more sustainable world tomorrow? Visitors to High Five for the Future can write or draw their idea for a sustainable future, and take a photo of themselves high-fiving the future kid...

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Sustainability in Science Museums
Kit
SustainABLE kit

Future Builder

The Future Builder sustainability activity challenges visitors to build a tower representing a future community. Each card presents the players with a new part of their community to build—a school, park, gas station, museum, or something else—each with its own...

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Sustainability in Science Museums
Kit
SustainABLE kit

Creative Reinvention

The Creative Reinvention sustainability activity shows visitors how common waste materials can be recycled, reused, and reinvented into brand new products—a process called the "*circular economy*." Activity cards ask visitors to guess what recycled materials were used to make various...

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Sustainability in Science Museums
Kit
SustainABLE kit

Sustainability Banner and Posters

These files contain a printable banner and posters for your sustainability event. The simple, colorful posters present the principles and challenges of sustainability.

Project
Sustainability in Science Museums
Kit
SustainABLE kit

Sustainability Training Materials

These materials will help prepare staff, volunteers, and collaborators for your SustainABLE event. The orientation PowerPoint presentation will introduce educators to the Sustainability in Science Museums project and the SustainABLE programming, and then walk through key concepts for engaging the...

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Sustainability in Science Museums
Kit
SustainABLE kit

Sustainability Promotional and Marketing Materials

These SustainABLE materials include a sample press release to promote your sustainability event, as well as the SustainABLE logo in a variety of formats for creating your own marketing materials.

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Sustainability in Science Museums
Kit
SustainABLE kit

Sustainability in Science Museums Planning and Promotional Guide

Welcome to the SustainABLE project! These materials will introduce you to the SustainABLE Kit and its contents, and help you begin to plan your sustainability event. The included planning guide offers tips on finding and training collaborators and volunteers, marketing...

Project
Sustainability in Science Museums
Kit
SustainABLE kit

Nanotech and Consumer Products

"Nanotech and Consumer Products" is a public presentation that introduces audiences to the growing role of nanotechnology in making consumer products, and encourages them to consider the potential environmental and health risks. During the presentation, visitors are guided through questions...

Project
Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network

Energy Challenges, Nanotech Solutions?

This forum places participants in the role of a governmental funding agency and asks them to consider how nanotechnology should fit into the timeline and scope of future national energy policy. A scientific expert begins the forum by providing a...

Project
Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network

Risks, Benefits and Who Decides?

This forum asks participants to discuss the strengths and weaknesses of three options. They will also have the opportunity to raise questions about the societal and environmental implications of nanotechnology to a panel of experts. Participants will work in small...

Project
Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network

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