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    The purpose of this lab activity is to demonstrate (through simulation) how DNA fingerprinting (or DNA profiling) might be used to solve a crime. Learners perform restriction digests on DNA samples...

    Over $20 per group Ages 14 - 18 2 to 4 hours
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    In this highly collaborative activity, learners design and complete a controlled experiment which attempts to answer a simple question about the slime mold Physarum. Learners present their findings...

    Over $20 per group Ages 14 - 18 1 to 7 days
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    In this open-ended multicultural lab activity, learners investigate the effectiveness of herbal remedies. Learners prepare extracts from plants that are used in a variety of herbal medicines; they...

    Over $20 per group Ages 14 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    In this lab, learners evaluate the relative effectiveness of various chemical substances (i.e. garlic powder, bathroom cleaner, mouthwash, etc.) as antimicrobial agents. Learners use the agar...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 11 - 18 4 to 24 hours
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    In this series of exercises, learners predict the conditions necessary for bacterial growth, test their predictions and at the same time practice the aseptic techniques and safety procedures needed...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 14 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    The purpose of this lab is to recognize that the answers to some of society's industrial challenges may lie right in our own backyards. Learners discover how to select protein-digesting...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 14 - 18 1 to 7 days
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    This experiment allows learners to experience a small scale "epidemic," demonstrating the ease with which disease organisms are spread, and enables learners to determine the originator of...

    Over $20 per group Ages 14 - adult 4 to 24 hours
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    This lesson is designed to serve as an introduction to the immune system. It can stand alone or it can lead into further studies of the immune system. The primary focus of this inquiry-based lesson...

    Over $20 per group Ages 14 - adult 2 to 4 hours