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    Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
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    In this chemistry lab activity, learners model the colors of fireworks by burning metallic solutions in a flame and observing the different colors produced. The color is determined by the...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 14 - adult Under 5 minutes
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    In this chemistry meets cooking activity, learners make carbonated, vanilla ice cream using dry ice and denatured ethanol, which are both inexpensive and accessible. This process to make ice cream...

    Over $20 per group Ages 8 - adult 45 to 60 minutes
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    In this activity, learners create a "Jam Jar Jet" based on Francois Reynst's discovery of a pulsejet engine, which uses one opening for both air intake and exhaust. Learners will be...

    $10 - $20 per student Ages 14 - adult 2 to 4 hours
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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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    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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    Using electrolysis, learners produce hydrogen gas and oxygen gas from water molecules in a solution. A pH indicator (bromthymol blue) in the water allows learners to observe how the pH of the...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 6 - adult Under 5 minutes
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    This lesson is designed to serve as an introduction to the immune system. It can stand alone or it can lead into further studies of the immune system. The primary focus of this inquiry-based lesson...

    Over $20 per group Ages 14 - adult 2 to 4 hours
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    Science Museum of Minnesota
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    Many of the genetic sequences found in the fruit fly genome are similar to those found in humans. This activity allows learners to stain DNA from fruit fly salivary glands and examine the DNA in...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 14 - adult 45 to 60 minutes
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    In this activity, learners separate a mixture of pebbles, salt crystals, and wood pieces. They add water and pour the mixture through a strainer. The pebbles are left in the beaker, the wood is...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 4 - adult Under 5 minutes
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    Centers for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence
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    In this activity, learners explore the concept of density-driven currents (thermohaline circulation) and how these currents are affected by climate change. Learners use colored ice cubes, water,...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - adult 1 to 2 hours

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