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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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    New Jersey Department of Education
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    In this fun and in depth hands-on experiment, learners test various liquid samples (distilled water, lemon juice, vinegar, and baking soda mixed with water) to determine their pH levels and...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 11 - 18 1 to 4 weeks
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    EPA
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    In this activity, learners investigate how increased carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from the burning of fossil fuels is changing the acidity (pH) of the ocean and affecting coral reefs and other...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 11 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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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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    NSBRI
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    In this activity related to indoor air pollution, learners build take-home dust catchers with wax paper and petroleum jelly. After a set monitoring period, learners conduct representative particle...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    Mount Holyoke College
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    This activity teaches combustion as the interaction of a fuel source and oxygen. A burning candle is observed, then extinguished—first by a glass cup placed over it to cut off the oxygen supply,...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 4 - 8 5 to 10 minutes
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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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    National Health Museum
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    This activity provides an opportunity for learners to observe and examine how carbon dioxide, water, and light produce glucose/starch through a process called photosynthesis. This process is...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 14 - 18 1 to 7 days
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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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    Make
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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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