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    Science Friday
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    Learners explore the variables that affect the properties of ice and the places where different types of ice are found. Using evidence from informational text and multiple media resources, as well...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 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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    NOAA
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    In this 6-7 day investigation, learners begin with an introduction to seamounts that are present in the Gulf of Alaska. They learn how seamounts were formed and look at a bathymetric map of a...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 11 - 14 1 to 7 days
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    University of Utah
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    In this activity, learners follow step-by-step instructions to build a gel electrophoresis chamber using inexpensive materials from local hardware and electronic stores. Then, learners follow...

    Over $20 per group Ages 11 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    Lunar and Planetary Institute
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    In this activity, learners build edible models of Jupiter and Earth to compare their sizes and illustrate the planets' internal layers. Learners discuss how the Juno mission will infer details...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    Science Museum of Minnesota
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    This is a web page that helps informal educators brainstorm on how to use a Pico Cricket (tiny computer) in an informal activity. Included are examples, inspirational notes and tips from educators,...

    Over $20 per student Ages 8 - adult 2 to 4 hours
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this activity, learners use gelatin as a lens to investigate the properties of laser light. Learners can view total internal reflection of a beam of light and investigate angles of reflection...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 8 - 18 5 to 10 minutes
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    The University of Texas McDonald Observatory
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    Can gelatin (like Jell-O ®) change the speed of light? Learners investigate the refraction properties of gelatin to calculate its index of refraction and discover that as the light travels through...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 14 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    University of Nebraska State Museum
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    In this activity (on pages 30-36), learners simulate a dig for ancient pollen, to experience how paleobotanists study fossilized pollen in rocks to learn about early geological and climatological...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    American Museum of Natural History
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    Albert Einstein proved that space bends around anything that has mass. This activity uses Jell-O's ability to bend around objects as a model for space bending around planets and stars. The...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 18 30 to 45 minutes

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