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    NASA
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    This demonstration (on pages 9-11) uses gelatin and lead pellets to model how aerogel, a technology used by NASA spacecrafts, is used to capture comet particles. Instructions are provided on how to...

    Ages 8 - 14
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    Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
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    Learners use a universal indicator to test the amount of sodium hydroxide needed to change the pH of plain water compared with the amount needed to change the pH of gelatin. Learners discover that...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 14 - adult Under 5 minutes
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    University of Southern Mississippi
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    In this activity, learners make prisms from gelatin. Learners then shine light through the prisms and discover what happens. This activity introduces learners to the idea of refraction. If learners...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - adult 10 to 30 minutes
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    University of Southern Mississippi
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    In this activity, learners discover how gelatin can be used as a medium for drug delivery. Learners create colored gelatin and then cut out pieces of the gelatin to simulate medicine (pills)....

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 18 4 to 24 hours
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    Bryn Mawr College
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    In this laboratory activity, learners design an experiment to evaluate how environmental factors influence the growth of molds. Suggested questions to investigate include: (1) Does mold grow faster...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 11 - 18 1 to 7 days
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    Lawrence Hall of Science
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    In this arts and craft related activity, learners combine various ingredients to make glue. To test the glue's stickiness, they create a decorative project such as a collage, mosaic picture,...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this activity, learners use gelatin as a lens to investigate the properties of laser light. Learners can view total internal reflection of a beam of light and investigate angles of reflection...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 8 - 18 5 to 10 minutes
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    Polymer Science Learning Foundation
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    In this activity, learners investigate the movement of water into and out of a polymer. Learners test the diffusion of water through gummy bears, which are made of sugar and gelatin (a polymer)....

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 11 - 18 1 to 7 days
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    Optical Society of America
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    In this activity, learners use Jell-O to explore lenses. Learners cut Jell-O into convex and concave lens shapes and examine how light exits each lens in a darkened room. They compare the rounded...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 14 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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    Lawrence Hall of Science
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    In this outdoor winter activity, learners search for and create hibernation sites that will protect gelatin "animals" from freezing. Learners come to understand that hibernating animals...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 6 - 14 45 to 60 minutes

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