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    Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
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    Learners use filter paper and water to analyze six different markers. They mark the paper with ink, and dip the paper in water. The water travels up the paper and dissolved ink travels with it. The...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 4 - 14 5 to 10 minutes
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    NISE Network
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    In this activity, learners create a necklace of wheat germ DNA. Learners add alcohol to wheat germ so that the DNA clumps together. Use this activity to talk about how self-assembly is a process by...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 4 - adult 5 to 10 minutes
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    WGBH
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    In this activity, learners use mirrors to write secret messages to a friend. Use this activity to explore letters, optics, and/or symmetry.

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - 11 5 to 10 minutes
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    Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
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    In this activity, pairs of learners create an imaginary crime scene. One person leaves the room while the other person moves a few things around. The first person returns and tries to detect all...

    free Ages 6 - adult 5 to 10 minutes
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    WGBH
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    In this activity, explore chromatography and the various colors that make up the ink in markers. Use this activity to investigate cohesion and adhesion. The online version of this activity is set...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - 11 5 to 10 minutes
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    Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
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    In this activity about fingerprint analysis, learners use graphite from a pencil and scotch tape to capture their fingerprints. Learners stick the tape to paper and analyze their fingerprints with...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 4 - 14 5 to 10 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    With a coffee filter, a black marker, and a cup of water, discover the secret colors hidden in black ink. This activity explores capillary action--how water moves up paper--and chromatography--how...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 8 - 18 5 to 10 minutes
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    Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago
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    Learners roll their fingerpads in ink pads, and then press their fingerprints onto balloons. Learners inflate the balloons to produce enlarged versions of their fingerprints. Learners examine their...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 4 - 14 5 to 10 minutes

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