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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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    University of Utah
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    In this activity, learners follow step-by-step instructions to build a gel electrophoresis chamber using inexpensive materials from local hardware and electronic stores. Then, learners follow...

    Over $20 per group Ages 11 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    Lunar and Planetary Institute
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    In this activity, learners build edible models of Jupiter and Earth to compare their sizes and illustrate the planets' internal layers. Learners discuss how the Juno mission will infer details...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this activity, learners use gelatin as a lens to investigate the properties of laser light. Learners can view total internal reflection of a beam of light and investigate angles of reflection...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 8 - 18 5 to 10 minutes
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    The University of Texas McDonald Observatory
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    Can gelatin (like Jell-O ®) change the speed of light? Learners investigate the refraction properties of gelatin to calculate its index of refraction and discover that as the light travels through...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 14 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    American Museum of Natural History
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    Albert Einstein proved that space bends around anything that has mass. This activity uses Jell-O's ability to bend around objects as a model for space bending around planets and stars. The...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 18 30 to 45 minutes