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    In this activity, learners explore the "nuts and bolts" of gene chips. Learners construct a simple model of a DNA microarray (also known as gene chips) and learn how microarrays can be...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 14 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    In this activity, learners use geometry to predict the shape of carbon. Learners twist and attach chenille stem pieces that represent bonds between different carbon atoms. Information about...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 11 - 18 10 to 30 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 edible experiment, learners pour "Magic Shell" chocolate into a glass of cold water. They'll observe as pillow shaped structures form, which resemble lavas on the sea floor.

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 18 5 to 10 minutes
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    In this two-part activity, learners use everyday materials to visualize one mole of gas or 22.4 liters of gas. The first activity involves sublimating dry ice in large garbage bag. The second...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 11 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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    In this activity, learners model directed evolution by making paper fly. Learners construct and fly paper airplanes. During the first round, they calculate the average distance the planes fly and...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    In this activity, learners create a model using metric measuring tapes and atmosphere composition data. Learners will investigate the major components of the atmosphere (nitrogen and oxygen) as...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 11 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    In this activity, learners use colored candy to represent subatomic particles and make a model of an atom (Bohr model). This activity will help familiarize learners with subatomic components of an...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 14 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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    In this activity, two groups of learners create two separate landform models out of clay (mountains and valleys). Each group creates a two-dimensional model (a topographical map) of their landform...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 18 45 to 60 minutes

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