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    Evolution & the Nature of Science Institutes (ENSI)
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    Learners use scientific processes to solve a crime. As they get clues, learners must create a hypothesis then adjust that hypothesis as more information is revealed. This activity uses crime...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 11 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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    Twin Cities Public Television
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    In this physical sciences activity, learners explore how forensic investigators collect prints from a crime scene. Learners make hand impressions in damp sand and analyze the patterns they observe....

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    Twin Cities Public Television
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    In this physical sciences activity, learners use science to solve a "crime." Learners collect trace evidence (glitter) and explore its characteristics, such as color, size, shape, and...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    Lawrence Hall of Science
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    In this outdoor, mystery-solving activity, learners work like detectives, gathering evidence to identify the culprits that are attacking plants. Learners come to understand the impact of insect...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    My Science Box
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    In this forensics activity, learners solve a mystery using “DNA” taken from the scene of the crime. This activity describes how to collect a “DNA sample” (learner-invented DNA sequence on a roll of...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 11 - 18 1 to 7 days
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    Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
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    In this experiment, learners will conduct chemical and physical tests to identify mystery substances. This experiment is very flexible, allowing educators to determine the number of unknowns to...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    APSnet
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    This exercise can be used to stimulate the investigative nature of learners as they use forensic plant pathology techniques to prove the learners' innocence in a mock murder investigation....

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 11 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    Mount Holyoke College
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    In this experiment, learners separate different types of molecules in marker inks (using a technique called "thin layer chromatography"). Learners mark dots at the bottom of a strip of...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 4 - 8 30 to 45 minutes
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    National Health Museum
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    The purpose of this lab activity is to demonstrate (through simulation) how DNA fingerprinting (or DNA profiling) might be used to solve a crime. Learners perform restriction digests on DNA samples...

    Over $20 per group Ages 14 - 18 2 to 4 hours
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    National Health Museum
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    This lesson is designed to serve as an introduction to the immune system. It can stand alone or it can lead into further studies of the immune system. The primary focus of this inquiry-based lesson...

    Over $20 per group Ages 14 - adult 2 to 4 hours

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