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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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    Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
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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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    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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    In this activity, learners examine fingerprints. Learners leave a hidden print on a surface and then make their own print detecting powder from graphite (found in pencils). The next phase of the...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    Learners write an invisible message using lemon juice on a piece of paper. They then develop the message by soaking the paper in a dilute iodine solution. The iodine stains the paper blue, but the...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    In this activity, learners create and reveal secret messages written with invisible ink! The invisible ink is actually a baking soda solution, and the magical revealing liquid is fruit juice. The...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 6 - 11 45 to 60 minutes
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    This activity (on page 2 of the PDF under SciGirls Activity: Forensics) is a full inquiry investigation into how hairs from a crime scene are matched to suspects. Learners each take a single hair...

    Over $20 per group Ages 8 - 14 1 to 2 hours