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    In this geology activity, learners create a model using a mixture of salt and sand inside a CD case. When the case is tilted or inverted, the mixture dramatically sorts into a layered pattern. With...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 11 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    In this activity, learners simulate the process of DNA fingerprinting by using electricity to separate colored dyes. Learners use simple materials to assemble a comb (electrophoresis chamber) to...

    Over $20 per group Ages 11 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    In this activity, learners use crayons to draw conclusions about rocks and the rock cycle. Learners form crayons ((which can be "weathered"—heated, compressed and cooled—like rocks) into...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    In this activity, learners make a scale model of an atom to see how big or how small an atom is compared to its nucleus. Learners will realize that most of matter is just empty space! Learners will...

    free Ages 14 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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    In this activity, learners use rice grains to model the composition of the atmosphere of the Earth today and in 1880. Learners assemble the model while measuring percentages. This activity also...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 11 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    In this activity, learners model hot spot island formation, orientation and progression with condiments. Learners squirt a thick condiment sauce on a coarsely woven fabric to model how volcanic...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 18 5 to 10 minutes
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    In this activity, learners create virus models, including nucleic acid and proteins, using simple materials. This resource includes information about virus structure and gene therapy.

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 11 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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    In this activity, learners construct their own small catapults using simple materials. Learners follow visual instructions to build their launching device. This activity can be used as a lesson on...

    $10 - $20 per student Ages 8 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    In this activity, learners eat a snack and make a model of the plumbing system of a volcano. By cutting a small hole in the base of a clear cup of gelatin and injecting dye, learners see the...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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    In this activity, learners separate the components of Gatorade using a home-made affinity column. In doing so, learners model the basic principle of affinity chromatography, a technique used to...

    $10 - $20 per student Ages 11 - 18 45 to 60 minutes

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