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    The Exploratorium
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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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    National Health Museum
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    This laboratory exercise is designed to show learners how DNA can easily be extracted from wheat germ using simple materials. Use this experiment to supplement any unit on genetics and to...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 11 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    BioEd
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    In this activity, learners observe what happens when yeast cells are provided with a source of food (sugar). Red cabbage "juice" will serve as an indicator for the presence of carbon...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    National Health Museum
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    In this activity, learners bake cookies by following different recipes to better understand genetic mutations. Everyone in the group bakes the same type of cookie: chocolate chip. Most learners use...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 14 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
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    In this experiment, learners will conduct chemical and physical tests to identify mystery substances. This experiment is very flexible, allowing educators to determine the number of unknowns to...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    Twin Cities Public Television
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    In this simple chemistry activity (page 1 of PDF under SciGirls Activity: Colorblind Dogs) about acids and bases, learners will mix a baking soda and water solution and use it to paint a message on...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    Mount Holyoke College
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    In this activity, learners discover how a cabbage juice indicator helps identify acids and bases, and how iodine indicates the presence of starch. Learners test cream of tartar, baking soda, lemon...

    $10 - $20 per student Ages 4 - 8 10 to 30 minutes
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    COSI
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    In this chemistry activity, learners will learn how to make their own pH indicator using cabbage leaves, and then test common household items with their homemade indicator. This is an excellent...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 14 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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    COSI
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    In this chemistry activity (page 5 of the PDF), learners make an acid-base indicator using cabbage. Learners then explore how various subtances react with this indicator. Though this activity was...

    Over $20 per group Ages 8 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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    Science Museum of Minnesota
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    DNA is the thread of life. Encoded in its genetic sequence is the information that makes each of us unique. This activity allows you to see long, stringy strands of DNA extracted from wheat germ....

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - adult 10 to 30 minutes

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