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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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    How can you make one shade of gray look like two? By putting it against two different color backgrounds! This activity allows learners to perform this sleight of hand very easily. They will be...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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    In this activity, learners explore chemiluminescence and fluorescence. Learners examine 3 different solutions in regular light, in the dark with added bleach solution, and under a black light. This...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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    In this activity, "write" a secret message in genetic code as beads on a string. Learners use an amino acid codon table to determine the DNA sequences that correspond to the one-letter...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 11 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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    In this activity, learners make a photographic image--without a camera! Using a light source, an object to block the light, and light-sensitive paper, learners create wonderful silhouette-like...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 11 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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    In this activity, learners make a photographic image—without a camera! Using sunlight, sun-print paper, and their hand or foot to block the light, learners create wonderful silhouette-like images...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 6 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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    In this activity, learners explore what happens when polarized white light passes through a sugar solution. Learners use a relatively simple setup to investigate light polarization and reveal...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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    In this activity, learners use a compact disc to make a spectrometer, an instrument used to measure properties of light. Learners use their spectrometer to view a continuous spectrum produced by...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 11 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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    Learners construct a spectroscope out of a shoe box or mailing tube, diffraction grating, and other simple materials. They then use their spectroscope to observe spectra, the colors that make up...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 8 - 18 30 to 45 minutes