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    University of Texas Health Science Center
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    In this activity, learners work in groups to match craft sticks that represent chromosomes. Learners must define critical attributes of their chromosomes as they look for matching chromosomes. When...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 11 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    The Exploratorium
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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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    American Association for the Advancement of Science
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    Whether it's the genetic code, an ancient language, or patterns of light in a distant galaxy, scientists often have to play the role of decoder. In this activity, learners create a code to...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 8 - 11 10 to 30 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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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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    Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
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    In this activity, learners create an origami model of DNA, demonstrating its double helix structure. Two templates are available as PDFs: a standard template with the base pairs already colored or...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 8 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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    University of Nebraska State Museum
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    In this activity (on pages 22-33), learners do the kind of work genetic scientists do, sorting and comparing (images of) genetic material strands called chromosomes. First, learners use two meters...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this activity, learners construct a cereal chain as a model of how proteins are made in the cell. Learners build their chain off of an initial template which represents a single copy of DNA and...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 11 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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    Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
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    Learners match puzzle pieces to outlines of a DNA strand. The puzzle pieces represent the four chemicals making up DNA base pairs: adenine, thymine, guanine, and cytosine. Learners can place the...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 18 5 to 10 minutes
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    NISE Network
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    In this activity, learners create a necklace of wheat germ DNA. Learners add alcohol to wheat germ so that the DNA clumps together. Use this activity to talk about how self-assembly is a process by...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 4 - adult 5 to 10 minutes
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    Howard Hughes Medical Institute
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    In this activity, learners use microarray technology to determine which genes are turned on and off at various points in the differentiation of pluripotent stem cells on their way to becoming...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 14 - adult 1 to 2 hours

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