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    University of Washington
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    In this activity (6th on the page), learners investigate how photoreceptors in the eye (rods and cones) "adapt" to low light conditions. Learners sort similar bottle caps in a well-lit...

    free Ages 8 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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    APSnet
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    In this activity related to plant biotechnology, learners transform a strain of E. coli using green fluorescent protein from a bioluminescent jellies. This lab will help learners understand...

    Over $20 per group Ages 11 - adult 1 to 7 days
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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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    Science Museum of Minnesota
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    Build a fruit fly trap out of a 2-liter plastic bottle and some rotten fruit! Fruit flies are easy to catch in warm weather. Once you catch some, you will be able to see their life cycle up-close....

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 4 - 11 1 to 4 weeks
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    Colorado State University
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    Use this hands-on activity to demonstrate infrared and thermal radiation. Learners will cover their eyes or wear blindfolds and then move their hands to sense the infrared heat coming from a...

    free Ages 8 - 14 Under 5 minutes
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    EPA
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    In this activity, learners investigate how increased carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from the burning of fossil fuels is changing the acidity (pH) of the ocean and affecting coral reefs and other...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 11 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    New England Aquarium
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    In this activity, learners explore how salt water freezes in comparison to fresh water. Use this experiment to consider how pond animals survive cold winters in comparison to animals that live in...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 6 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    NOAA
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    In this quick and easy activity and/or demonstration, learners use two empty 2-liter bottles and hot tap water to illustrate the effect of heat on pressure. Learners will be surprised to see what...

    free Ages 6 - 18 5 to 10 minutes
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    Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo
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    In this activity, learners explore the concept of permeability to better understand why amphibians are extremely sensitive to pollution. Learners soak one regular hard-boiled egg and one peeled...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 4 - 14 4 to 24 hours
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    Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
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    In this activity (p.5-6 of PDF), learners investigate natural selection. Learners discover that natural selection, which takes place over decades, can lead to altered populations within a species....

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 11 10 to 30 minutes

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