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    Howard Hughes Medical Institute
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    In this activity, learners explore how genetic switches function and the role of genetic switches in the process of evolution. To make these concepts less abstract and more understandable, learners...

    Ages 14 - adult 1 to 2 hours
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    NISE Network
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    In this activity, learners make self-assembled polymer spheres. Learners discover that self-assembly is a process by which molecules and cells form themselves into functional structures, and that...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 4 - adult 10 to 30 minutes
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    NISE Network
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    In this activity, learners investigate how inkjet printers produce tiny, precise drops of ink. They examine printed paper with magnifying glasses, see a few demonstrations of how liquids behave...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 4 - adult 10 to 30 minutes
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    NISE Network
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    In this demonstration, learners discover that nanoparticles behave differently, in part because they have a high surface area to volume ratio. Learners learn that smaller particles have a much...

    Over $20 per group Ages 6 - adult 10 to 30 minutes
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    NISE Network
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    In this activity, learners explore how the application of nano-sized particles or coatings can change a bigger material’s properties. Learners investigate the hydrophobic properties of plants, nano...

    Over $20 per group Ages 4 - adult 10 to 30 minutes
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    Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
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    This is written as a static display, but can easily become a hands-on experiment for learners. One stoppered flask contains a piece of metal copper, the other contains a blue solution and a piece...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 14 - adult 30 to 45 minutes
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    NISE Network
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    This is an activity/demo in which learners are exposed to the difference bewteen hydrophobic surfaces (water repelling) and hydrophilic surfaces (water loving). This activity also demonstrates how...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 6 - adult 10 to 30 minutes
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    Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
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    Learners observe a flask with a balloon attached over the mouth and inverted inside the flask. This display from The Nature of Matter unit in OMSI's Chemistry Lab has great potential as a...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 11 - adult 30 to 45 minutes
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    Science Museum of Minnesota
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    Build a phonograph record player using a cactus needle, a record, LEGOs gear box, and a piece of paper! This activity uses a Pico Cricket to turn the motor. This is an advanced activity and may...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - adult 45 to 60 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this activity, learners can observe chaotic motion. A magnet tied to a piece of string makes a pendulum, which swings over three sets of fixed magnets. The force of gravity plus magnetic...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 14 - adult 30 to 45 minutes

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