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    The Exploratorium
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    It's difficult to see convection currents in any liquid that's undergoing a temperature change, but in this Exploratorium Science Snack, you can see the currents with the help of food...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 8 - 18 10 to 30 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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    Science Museum of Minnesota
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    Experiment with liquids of different densities and create liquid layers. For example, oil and water have different densities: oil floats on water because it is less dense than water. A liquid that...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 4 - 8 10 to 30 minutes
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    COSI
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    Everybody loves bubbles, and this is the best bubble recipe ever! Included as part of one of COSI's Family Science Quests, this COSI favorite invites learners to make bubbles and suggests a...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 4 - 11 30 to 45 minutes
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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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    In this activity, learners make a small batch of biodiesel that will work in any diesel engine. Learners use an old juice bottle as a "reactor" vessel to chemically process vegetable oil...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 14 - adult 1 to 7 days
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    Science Friday
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    In this activity, learners experiment with creating various types of bubble solutions and testing which ingredients form longer-lasting bubbles. Learners investigate how surface tension works and...

    $10 - $20 per student Ages 11 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    Twin Cities Public Television
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    This is an activity (located on page 3 of the PDF) about how visible light is affected by tiny nanoscale structures, producing iridescence on butterfly wings, soap bubbles, etc. Learners will break...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    Make a big canvas of iridescent color with pvc pipe! In this Exploratorium Science Snack, you'll need to cut and assemble some PVC pipe, but the pay-off, the soap-bubble canvas, is big....

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - 18 5 to 10 minutes
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    BioEd
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    In this activity, learners use a microscope to examine three different microbes: bacteria, yeast and paramecia. Educator will need to prepare the yeast solution one day before the activity. This...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes