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    WGBH
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    In this activity, learners examine their fingerprints and learn that they can be categorized by shape, but each fingerprint is unique. Learners collect their fingerprints using pencil and tape and...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - 11 10 to 30 minutes
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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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    In this optics activity, learners build a spy tool to secretly view things over walls or around corners. Learners discover that the mirrors inside the periscope reflect light to help you see what&...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 6 - 11 10 to 30 minutes
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    In this activity, learners use a soda can to decode a secret message. Learners wrap scytale (pronounced ski-tally) code around a can and challenge friends to see if they can crack the codes....

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - 11 10 to 30 minutes
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    American Chemical Society
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    In this activity, learners explore genes and traits. Learners investigate their fingerprints and learn how to categorize them. Learners discover that genes are kind of a recipe for you, with...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 4 - 11 10 to 30 minutes
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    In this activity, learners use mirrors to write secret messages to a friend. Use this activity to explore letters, optics, and/or symmetry.

    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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    In this activity, pairs of learners create an imaginary crime scene. One person leaves the room while the other person moves a few things around. The first person returns and tries to detect all...

    free Ages 6 - adult 5 to 10 minutes
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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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    In this activity 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 fingerprints with...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 4 - 14 5 to 10 minutes
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    COSI
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    In this crime science activity (on page 2 of the PDF), learners will explore the uniqueness of fingerprints. The will learn components of fingerprints as well as why fingerprints are left behind....

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 14 10 to 30 minutes

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