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    Community Science Workshop Network
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    In this activity, learners extract DNA from a strawberry and discover that DNA is in the food they eat. Learners use simple materials to break open the cells of a strawberry and see DNA with their...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 11 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    NISE Network
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    In this activity, learners explore how nanosized structures can create brilliant color. Learners examine Blue Morpho butterflies in the light and discover what happens when they put a drop of...

    Over $20 per group Ages 6 - adult 10 to 30 minutes
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    Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
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    Learners combine different plant solutions -- made from fruits, vegetables, and flowers -- with equal amounts of vinegar (acid), water (neutral), and ammonia (base). They compare the color changes...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 11 - adult Under 5 minutes
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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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    NISE Network
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    In this activity, learners create a necklace of wheat germ DNA. Learners add alcohol to wheat germ so that the DNA clumps together. Use this activity to talk about how self-assembly is a process by...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 4 - adult 5 to 10 minutes
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    Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
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    Learners use a simple process to extract DNA from strawberries. After mashing a strawberry in a plastic bag, they add soap solution (to break open the cell and nuclear membranes), meat tenderizer ...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    NISE Network
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    In this activity, learners explore deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA), a nanoscale structure that occurs in nature. Learners extract a sample of DNA from split peas and put the sample in an Eppendorf tube...

    Over $20 per group Ages 6 - adult 10 to 30 minutes
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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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    Science Museum of Minnesota
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    In this experiment, learners isolate Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA) from onion cells using a simple extraction procedure. The procedure will take approximately 10-15 minutes and will involve several...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 6 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    New York Hall of Science
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    This activity is about collecting and analyzing DNA as part of a criminal investigation. Learners collect their own cheek cells, burst the cell membranes with detergent, and then precipitate DNA...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 8 - 18 10 to 30 minutes

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