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    The Exploratorium
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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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    Integrated Teaching and Learning Program, College of Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder
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    Learners work in teams to design and build solar water heating devices that mimic those used in residences to capture energy in the form of solar radiation and convert it to thermal energy. This...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 14 - 18 1 to 7 days
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    NASA
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    In this activity, learners work in teams build and launch rubberband-powered foam rockets. Through a controlled investigation, learners will explore rocket stability and the trajectory relationship...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    University of Wisconsin-Madison
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    In this activity (pages 42-49), learners discover the methods and challenges of building nanoscale structures with macroscale equipment. This activity presents a sampling of the tools, materials,...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 14 - adult 45 to 60 minutes
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    NASA
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    In this activity, learners work in groups to design a parachute out of household items that keeps an egg secure when dropped from a certain height. Learners must follow a certain number of design...

    free Ages 11 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    NASA
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    In this activity, learners work in teams to investigate the relationship between mass, acceleration, and force as described in Newton's second law of motion. During a set of experiments,...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    Make
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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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    University of Alaska Fairbanks
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    In this activity related to climate change, learners examine albedo and the ice albedo feedback effect as it relates to snow, ice, and the likely results of reduced snow and ice cover on global...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 14 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this activity, learners separate the components of Gatorade using a home-made affinity column. In doing so, learners model the basic principle of affinity chromatography, a technique used to...

    $10 - $20 per student Ages 11 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
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    In this activity, learners use three types of cheesy snacks--cheese balls, cheese puffs, and Cheetos--to learn about polymers. This activity introduces learners to basic concepts and vocabulary of...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 14 - adult 30 to 45 minutes

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