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    The Exploratorium
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    In this activity, learners simulate the process of DNA fingerprinting by using electricity to separate colored dyes. Learners use simple materials to assemble a comb (electrophoresis chamber) to...

    Over $20 per group Ages 11 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    BioEd
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    In this four-day activity, learners grow bacteria and/or fungi from a variety of locations and compare the results. They will learn that microbes are everywhere; some such as bacteria and fungi...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 14 1 to 7 days
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    In this activity, learners extract DNA from their own cheek cells, then create a rudimentary DNA profile similar to those seen on crime scene dramas. This step by step guide includes instructions...

    Over $20 per group Ages 11 - adult 1 to 7 days
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    APSnet
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    In this biology activity, learners use plastic pipettes to cut wells into the solid gel layer of agar in petri dishes and place solutions of simulated antigen and antibody preparations into the...

    Over $20 per group Ages 14 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    APSnet
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    In this activity related to plant biotechnology, learners use restriction enzymes to cut up DNA from a virus called Bacteriophage λ, a process known as restriction digestion. After overnight...

    Over $20 per group Ages 11 - adult 1 to 7 days
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    APSnet
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    In this activity related to plant biotechnology, learners use the tissue culture process to rapidly produce clones (genetic copies) of a particular plant (cauliflower, rose cuttings, African violet...

    Over $20 per group Ages 11 - 18 1 to 12 months
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    Agriculturalists have long considered mushroom growing a challenge, largely because you need a piece of benchtop equipment known as a laminar flow hood. In this activity, learners make their own ...

    Over $20 per group Ages 11 - adult 1 to 4 weeks
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    National Health Museum
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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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    Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
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    In this activity, learners grow germs collected from their hands and other objects. They cultivate the germs on a growth medium (such as slices of grapefruit or processed cheese) for a week....

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - 14 1 to 7 days
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    National Health Museum
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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

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