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    Community Science Workshop Network
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    In this activity, learners make slides of onion cells and their own cheek cells. Use this lab to teach learners how to prepare microscope slides and use a microscope. Learners will also identify...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 8 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    Community Science Workshop Network
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    In this activity, learners extract DNA from a strawberry and discover that DNA is in the food they eat. Learners use simple materials to break open the cells of a strawberry and see DNA with their...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 11 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    University of Utah
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    In this activity, learners cut, fold, and paste paper representing biomolecules to create a three-dimensional cell membrane with embedded proteins. Learners discuss where these proteins are located...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 11 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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    American Society for Microbiology
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    Working in small groups, learners receive a written scenario regarding a bacterium with a certain goal it must carry out. They must work together to decide what cell parts are needed to form the...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 14 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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    Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
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    Learners use a simple process to extract DNA from strawberries. After mashing a strawberry in a plastic bag, they add soap solution (to break open the cell and nuclear membranes), meat tenderizer ...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
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    In this activity, learners investigate the process of osmosis by adding salt to a sealed bag of raw carrots and comparing it to a control. After about 15-30 minutes, the carrots with salt become...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    New York Hall of Science
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    This activity is about collecting and analyzing DNA as part of a criminal investigation. Learners collect their own cheek cells, burst the cell membranes with detergent, and then precipitate DNA...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 8 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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    National Health Museum
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    In this lab exercise, learners explore diffusion, cell membranes and particle size using beets and three alcohols. Generally, learners predict that smaller alcohols will permeate more quickly, and...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 14 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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    National Health Museum
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    In this activity, learners use bubbles to investigate the structure and unique properties of cell membranes. Bubbles serve as macroscopic models that mimic the cells' phospholipid bilayers....

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 11 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    National Health Museum
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    This investigation provides learners with a hands-on activity that simulates the changing relationship of surface areas-to-volume for a growing cell. By analyzing four sand-filled cubic models ...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 14 - 18 45 to 60 minutes

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