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    In this activity, learners will measure their lung capacity by making their own spirometer. Learners will then explore factors that affect the amount of air the lungs can hold. Useful information...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    DNA is the thread of life. Encoded in its genetic sequence is the information that makes each of us unique. This activity allows you to see long, stringy strands of DNA extracted from wheat germ....

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - adult 10 to 30 minutes
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    Experiment with liquids of different densities and create liquid layers. For example, oil and water have different densities: oil floats on water because it is less dense than water. A liquid that...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 4 - 8 10 to 30 minutes
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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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    DNA is the thread of life. Encoded in its genetic sequence is the information that makes each of us unique. This activity allows you to see the long, stringy strands of your own DNA, extracted from...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - adult 10 to 30 minutes
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    Using simple materials, learners build an underwater scope to observe what lives in rivers, lakes, and streams. Since people can't breathe under water, the world below the water remains a...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    Many of the genetic sequences found in the fruit fly genome are similar to those found in humans. This activity allows learners to stain DNA from fruit fly salivary glands and examine the DNA in...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 14 - adult 45 to 60 minutes
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    In this experiment, learners isolate Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA) from onion cells using a simple extraction procedure. The procedure will take approximately 10-15 minutes and will involve several...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 6 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    The Sacred Cenote at Chichén Itzá is a sink hole, or well, containing groundwater. In this activity, learners create their own cenote using chalk, limestone, acids, and rain water. A real cenote is...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - adult 10 to 30 minutes
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    In this activity, learners make acid/base indicator paper, place the indicator paper on an anthill, disturb a bunch of ants, and then observe what happens! Some stinging insects spray formic acid...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 6 - 11 45 to 60 minutes

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