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    Astronomical Society of the Pacific
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    This fun and simple hands-on astronomy activity lets learners make 3-dimensional models of the Earth and Moon. Using the Sun's light, learners will discover that the Moon rotates in the same...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 6 - adult 10 to 30 minutes
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    Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
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    In this activity, learners create an origami model of DNA, demonstrating its double helix structure. Two templates are available as PDFs: a standard template with the base pairs already colored or...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 8 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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    The University of Texas McDonald Observatory
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    In this activity, learners observe colors in the flame of a burning candle to explore connections between matter, light, color and temperature -- basic concepts of matter and energy. Then, learners...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 14 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
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    In this activity, learners investigate the basic crystal structures that metal atoms form. Learners construct models of crystals using Styrofoam balls and learn about hexagonal close packing (HCP)...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 14 - adult 45 to 60 minutes
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    University of Utah
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    In this activity, learners cut, fold, and paste paper representing biomolecules to create a three-dimensional cell membrane with embedded proteins. Learners discuss where these proteins are located...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 11 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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    NISE Network
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    This activity introduces learners to the structure and properties of carbon nanotubes. Visitors learn how the carbon atoms are arranged in a carbon nanotube, and that nanotubes are extremely strong...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 6 - adult 10 to 30 minutes
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    Lawrence Hall of Science
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    Rocks are made of minerals, and minerals often have crystal shapes. In this fun activity about geometry in nature, learners create their own crystal shapes out of paper. What does a tetrahedron...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 8 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    COSI
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    In this biology activity (page 5 of the PDF), learners use yarn and sticky labels to build a model of a DNA strand. They discover that DNA is very long, very skinny, and packs well into cells. They...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 14 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    Astronomical Society of the Pacific
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    This fun and simple hands-on astronomy activity lets learners explore model planets (that they or an educator will create), using methods NASA scientists use to explore our Solar System. Learners...

    Ages 8 - adult 30 to 45 minutes
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    Science Museum of Minnesota
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    Build your own Mini Mini Golf Course and learn about hands-on building and design, basic circuitry, motion modules and more! Start with the step-by-step photo documentation of other teams'...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 8 - 18 1 to 4 weeks

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