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    University of Washington
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    In this activity (4th activity on the page), learners test to see if saliva is necessary for food to have taste. Learners dry their tongues with clean paper towels and then taste samples of salt,...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 18 5 to 10 minutes
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    University of Washington
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    In this matching activity (3rd activity on the page), learners use their sense of smell to match pairs of opaque containers filled with various smelly items like orange peel, roses, or moth balls....

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 4 - 14 5 to 10 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this activity, learners conduct a simple test to find their blind spot. This guide includes a variation of the main activity as well as instructions on how to find the approximate size of the...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 8 - 14 Under 5 minutes
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    Bill Nye
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    In this activity, learners discover how sweating makes us feel cooler. Learners put on one damp sock and one dry sock and sit in front of a fan. As the water in the damp sock evaporates, it makes...

    free Ages 4 - 14 5 to 10 minutes
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    In this activity, learners discover that it is difficult to trace a curve by using its reflection in a mirror. Use this activity to discuss how the brain works.

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - 18 5 to 10 minutes
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    Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
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    Extract your DNA from your very own cells! First, learners swish salt water in their mouth to collect cheek cells and spit the water into a glass. Then, learners add liquid dishwashing detergent...

    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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    Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
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    In this activity, learners perform a simulated blood test procedure. They perform control reactions and test reactions, then use their observations to determine the blood type of different "...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 11 - adult 5 to 10 minutes
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    Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
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    Learners add drops of alginate solution to a solution of calcium chloride. The alginate does not mix with the calcium chloride, but forms soft gel beads. After rinsing off the beads, learners are...

    Ages 8 - adult 5 to 10 minutes
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    Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
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    Learners investigate an iron-fortified cereal by stirring it with a strong magnet. They discover that metallic iron is present in some cereals. Humans need vitamins and minerals--including some...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 14 5 to 10 minutes

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