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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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    University of Utah
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    This activity is a whole-group kinesthetic demonstration that shows learners what it means to be in a "risk group" for developing heart disease based on family history and genetics....

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 11 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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    BioEd
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    In this activity, learners act as epidemiologists by mapping the prevalence of HIV/AIDS worldwide. Learners discover that many countries with high HIV infection rates have low levels of per capita...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    BioEd
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    In this activity, learners use sets of cards to assign microorganisms to different groups. They will learn that microbes can be members of several different major groups: bacteria, fungi, protists...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    BioEd
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    In this four-day activity, learners grow bacteria and/or fungi from a variety of locations and compare the results. They will learn that microbes are everywhere; some such as bacteria and fungi...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 14 1 to 7 days
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    In this activity on page 3 of the PDF, learners visualize the relative size and structural differences between microbes that have the potential to cause disease. Learners work in groups and use...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 11 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    University of Nebraska State Museum
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    In this activity (on pages 26-33), learners play parasitologists, solving several "mysteries" about people who got sick from various parasites. In teams of four, each member solves one...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    COSI
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    In this biology activity (page 6 of the PDF), learners roll a die to create a simple model that teaches them about the factors contributing to heart disease. They learn that the disease progression...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 14 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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    University of Nebraska State Museum
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    This activity (on pages 35-43) lets learners analyze a "herd of elk" to detect the spread of a bacterial disease called brucellosis. The activity simulates how wildilfe veterinarians...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    NISE Network
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    In this activity/demo, learners investigate biobarcodes, a nanomedical technology that allows for massively parallel testing that can assist with disease diagnosis. Learners define antibodies and...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 6 - adult 5 to 10 minutes

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