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    University of Washington
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    In this activity (4th activity on the page), learners test to see if saliva is necessary for food to have taste. Learners dry their tongues with clean paper towels and then taste samples of salt,...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 18 5 to 10 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this online activity, learners experience the thrill of pickle making, and explore how a cucumber becomes a pickle. In this "virtual kitchen," leaners discover that pickling takes...

    free Ages 6 - 14 5 to 10 minutes
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    Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
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    Extract your DNA from your very own cells! First, learners swish salt water in their mouth to collect cheek cells and spit the water into a glass. Then, learners add liquid dishwashing detergent...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 8 - 18 5 to 10 minutes
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    Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
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    In this chemistry activity, learners fill two test tubes with a solution of "artificial stomach fluid," consisting of hydrochloric acid in the same concentration as in human stomachs,...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 14 - adult 5 to 10 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this science trick, learners get an egg to stand-up on its long-axis vertical to a table's top. Learners use salt grains, which are virtually unnoticeable to viewers, to give an egg's...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 8 - 18 5 to 10 minutes
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    COSI
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    In this biology activity, learners recreate the process of digestion in a zip lock bag. A bit of soda pop added to some crumbled crackers approximates how acids in the stomach dissolve food. This...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 8 - 11 5 to 10 minutes