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    The Ancient Egyptians used a naturally-occurring salt from the banks of the Nile River, called natron, to mummify their dead. Natron is made up primarily of sodium carbonate (a very efficient, but...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 18 1 to 4 weeks
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    Ocean acidification is a big issue due to the amount of carbon dioxide humans release. CO2 in the atmosphere is absorbed into the ocean thus changing its acidity. The more acidic the ocean becomes,...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 11 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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    Ocean acidification is a problem that humans will have to deal with as we release more and more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. This activity demonstrates how water can become acidic with the...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 18 5 to 10 minutes
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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