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    Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
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    Learners mix a solution containing luminol and copper with a fake blood solution. A chemical reaction between the luminol solution and fake blood (hydrogen peroxide) show learners a blue glow....

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 11 - adult 5 to 10 minutes
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    Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
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    Learners are given mysterious white powders and have to determine their identity with chemical tests. This resource includes background information about how to identify detergent, citric acid,...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 11 - adult 10 to 30 minutes
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    WGBH
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    In this fascinating and fun experiment, learners use chemistry to identify a mystery powder and to solve a "crime," a process similar to that used by real forensic scientists. Learners...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 6 - 11 45 to 60 minutes
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    American Chemical Society
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    In this activity, learners write invisible messages on goldenrod paper, and make the message appear and disappear using acids and bases. Goldenrod paper is paper that has been dyed with natural...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    WGBH
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    In this activity, learners create and reveal secret messages written with invisible ink! The invisible ink is actually a baking soda solution, and the magical revealing liquid is fruit juice. The...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 6 - 11 45 to 60 minutes
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    American Chemical Society
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    In this activity on page 2 of the PDF, learners conduct chemical tests on certain powders used in cooking. After completing the tests, learners try to figure out the identity of a mystery powder....

    $10 - $20 per student Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    In this chemistry activity (page 6 of the PDF), learners observe a chemical change. Learners write and reveal a secret message using edible ink. Learners use their critical thinking skills to...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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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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    Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
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    In this activity, learners will design a way to identify a powder found at a crime scene by comparing it with known powders, with the goal of solving a crime. Learners will describe the various...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 11 45 to 60 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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