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    Howard Hughes Medical Institute
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    In this activity, learners explore how genetic switches function and the role of genetic switches in the process of evolution. To make these concepts less abstract and more understandable, learners...

    Ages 14 - adult 1 to 2 hours
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    University of Utah
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    This activity demonstrates the specificity of viral vectors for target cells in gene therapy delivery methods using two approaches: 1) STYROFOAM® models demonstrate viral ligand binding to receptor...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 11 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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    California Academy of Sciences
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    In this activity, learners build one or more edible coral polyps and place them together to form a colony. Learners will review the differences between plants and animals, learn about the unique...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 11 30 to 45 minutes
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    NOAA
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    In this activity, groups of learners work together to create edible models of chemicals involved in autotrophic nutrition. Learners use candy to represent elements involved in the chemical...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 14 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    Centers for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence
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    In this activity, learners are challenged to design a planktonic organism that will neither float like a cork nor sink like a stone. They are given pictures of planktonic organisms and simple...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - adult 30 to 45 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this activity on page 3 of the PDF, learners visualize the relative size and structural differences between microbes that have the potential to cause disease. Learners work in groups and use...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 11 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    NOAA
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    In this activity, learners make a model of a pollution spill that occurred at Bangs Lake in Mississippi and measure water quality parameters in their model. Learners then study the actual spill,...

    Over $20 per group Ages 14 - 18 2 to 4 hours
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    Integrated Teaching and Learning Program, College of Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder
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    In this design-based activity, learners explore environments, ecosystems, energy flow and organism interactions by creating a model biodome. Learners become engineers who create model ecosystems....

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 11 - 14 4 to 24 hours
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    University of Utah
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    In this activity, learners use edible models of the DNA molecule to transcribe an mRNA sequence, and then translate it into a protein. This activity requires learners to have already constructed...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 11 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    University of Utah
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    In this activity, learners construct a 3-D paper model depicting how histone, acetyl and methyl molecules control access to DNA and affect gene DNA expression. This resource guide includes optional...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 14 - 18 45 to 60 minutes

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