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    In this activity, learners will design a way to identify a powder found at a crime scene by comparing it with known powders, with the goal of solving a crime. Learners will describe the various...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 11 45 to 60 minutes
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    In this activity on page 8 of the PDF (Behind the Scenes with Chemistry), learners make three of Harry Potter's essential school supplies: quills, ink, and color-changing paper. Learners use...

    $10 - $20 per student Ages 8 - 14 1 to 7 days
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    In this math-based activity, learners will experiment to find how height and angle affect spatter and then use this knowledge to solve a crime. This activity includes a number of optional...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 11 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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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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    In this activity on page 13 of the PDF, learners use a laser pointer (with known wavelength of light) to measure the thickness of a human hair. By shining the laser on a hair, analyzing the...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 11 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    University of Washington
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    In this activity, learners investigate color vision as well as plan and conduct their own experiments. In "CLASS EXPERIMENT," learners discover that afterimages occur because of...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    Learners observe projectile motion by launching wooden balls off of a table top. They set up a rubber-band launcher so that each ball experiences a consistent amount of force. Learners vary the...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 11 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    Learners experiment to see which colors of light will cause a phosphorescent (glow-in-the-dark) material to glow. Different colors of light have different wavelengths, and different amounts of...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 11 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    Learners use compasses to detect the magnetic field created by current moving through a wire. This is one of four activities learners can complete related to PhysicsQuest 2008. Each activity gives...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 11 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    Learners experiment with water gel crystals, or sodium polyacrylate crystals, which absorb hundreds of times their weight in water. When in pure water, the water gel crystals cannot be seen....

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 11 - 18 45 to 60 minutes

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