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    The Exploratorium
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    In this demonstration, learners watch as a device drops a ball into a cup without touching the ball or cup, even though the ball and cup are virtually side-by-side. Specifically, this device...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 11 - 18 5 to 10 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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    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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    TERC
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    In this activity, learners create models of erosion and floods and learn to recognize both in their environment. Using sand, wax paper, and water, learners observe the processes of erosion and...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    NASA
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    Use this model to demonstrate the goal of NASA's Kepler Mission: to find extrasolar planets through the transit method. The model uses legos to represent the planet system, a light to...

    Over $20 per group Ages 11 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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    APSnet
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    In this laboratory activity, learners use a simple procedure to bait oomycetes from water and/ or soil and then examine these fungus-like organisms with the microscope to see how they look. They...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 11 - 18 1 to 7 days
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    Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
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    Learners observe two joined glass tubes containing a conductive salt solution. Electrodes are passing an electric current through the water. Oxygen gas is formed in the tube connected to the...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 11 - adult Under 5 minutes
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    In this activity related to plant biotechnology, learners use the tissue culture process to rapidly produce clones (genetic copies) of a particular plant (cauliflower, rose cuttings, African violet...

    Over $20 per group Ages 11 - 18 1 to 12 months
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    University of Utah
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    This is an educator-led demonstration of microarray technology using a model created from a pizza box and ping-pong balls. This “macroarray” model demonstrates how single-stranded DNA segments...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 11 - adult 10 to 30 minutes
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    TERC
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    In this activity, learners build a model of a self-sustaining habitat (growing grass and beans from seeds). They come to understand the natural conditions which promote plant, animal and human...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 11 - adult 1 to 7 days