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    IEEE
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    In this activity, learners explore trebuchet design. Teams of learners construct trebuchets from everyday materials. They then test their trebuchets to determine the farthest distance they can hit...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 11 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    NISE Network
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    In this activity, learners make self-assembled polymer spheres. Learners discover that self-assembly is a process by which molecules and cells form themselves into functional structures, and that...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 4 - adult 10 to 30 minutes
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    Howard Hughes Medical Institute
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    This guided inquiry three-part activity engages learners in thinking about the mechanism of natural selection by encouraging them to formulate questions that can be answered through scientific...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 11 - 18 2 to 4 hours
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    APSnet
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    In this activity related to plant biotechnology, learners extract DNA from fruit to investigate how it looks and feels. The procedure is similar to what scientists have to do before they can use...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 11 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this activity, learners separate the components of Gatorade using a home-made affinity column. In doing so, learners model the basic principle of affinity chromatography, a technique used to...

    $10 - $20 per student Ages 11 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    American Society for Microbiology
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    Learners observe a demonstration of the metabolism of yeast--after being placed in a sealed bag with water and sugar, the yeast consumes the sugar and produces carbon dioxide gas to inflate the bag...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 11 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    National Health Museum
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    In this activity, learners bake cookies by following different recipes to better understand genetic mutations. Everyone in the group bakes the same type of cookie: chocolate chip. Most learners use...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 14 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    National Health Museum
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    In this cooperative learning activity, learners visit ten stations and are challenged to think critically about various conservation questions and issues. Learners work together to examine...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 14 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    National Health Museum
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    In this lab exercise, learners explore diffusion, cell membranes and particle size using beets and three alcohols. Generally, learners predict that smaller alcohols will permeate more quickly, and...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 14 - 18 10 to 30 minutes

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