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    NISE Network
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    In this activity, learners create a necklace of wheat germ DNA. Learners add alcohol to wheat germ so that the DNA clumps together. Use this activity to talk about how self-assembly is a process by...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 4 - adult 5 to 10 minutes
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    WGBH
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    In this activity, explore chromatography and the various colors that make up the ink in markers. Use this activity to investigate cohesion and adhesion. The online version of this activity is set...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - 11 5 to 10 minutes
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    Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
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    Learners press their fingertip onto a clean Plexiglas sheet. The fingerprints are then revealed as learners dust over the print with fingerprint powder. They can lift their prints with clear tape,...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 6 - adult Under 5 minutes
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    Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
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    In this two-part activity, learners will extract their own DNA from their cheek cells and learn how DNA is analyzed and used to solve crimes. In the first experiment, learners extract DNA from...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 11 45 to 60 minutes
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    Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
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    In this activity (on page 2) about fingerprint analysis, learners use graphite from a pencil and scotch tape to capture their fingerprints. Learners stick the tape to paper and analyze their...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 4 - 14 5 to 10 minutes
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    New York Hall of Science
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    This activity is about collecting and analyzing DNA as part of a criminal investigation. Learners collect their own cheek cells, burst the cell membranes with detergent, and then precipitate DNA...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 8 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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    In this activity, learners create and reveal secret messages written with invisible ink! The invisible ink is actually a baking soda solution, and the magical revealing liquid is fruit juice. The...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 6 - 11 45 to 60 minutes
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    Twin Cities Public Television
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    In this activity (page 1 of the PDF under SciGirls Activity: Forensics), learners will use a home video camera with a “night vision” mode to test how various inks appear outside the spectrum of...

    Over $20 per group Ages 8 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    Twin Cities Public Television
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    This activity (on page 2 of the PDF under SciGirls Activity: Forensics) is a full inquiry investigation into how hairs from a crime scene are matched to suspects. Learners each take a single hair...

    Over $20 per group Ages 8 - 14 1 to 2 hours

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