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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 hands-on activity, learners track and record the passage of colored "pompom traits" through three generations of gingerbread people. In doing so, learners discover that traits are...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    University of Utah
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    In this activity, learners are challenged to track and record the passage of colored pom poms (representing genes) through generations of a family using a pedigree. Learners discover that common...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 11 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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    NEON, Inc.
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    In this activity, learners play a simulation game modeling changes in a plant population (a Pea Patch) caused by patterns of pollination. The game shows learners that variation in flower color can...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    University of Utah
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    Somatic Cell Nuclear Transfer (SCNT) is a cloning method that involves transferring a nucleus from a somatic cell of the individual to be cloned to an enucleated egg. This activity simulates, step...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 11 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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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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    American Museum of Natural History
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    Learners construct a bracelet containing two strands of beads, which represents a double strand of DNA that codes for a gene. They match beads to the bases in a section of a chimp's DNA code....

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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    Howard Hughes Medical Institute
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    In this activity, learners explore how genetic switches function and the role of genetic switches in the process of evolution. To make these concepts less abstract and more understandable, learners...

    Ages 14 - adult 1 to 2 hours
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    University of Utah
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    In this bilingual (English/Spanish) activity, learners create family trees by tracing the hands of their family members. Learners list inherited traits like eye color, freckles, and chin shape on...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - 11 30 to 45 minutes
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    American Chemical Society
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    In this activity, learners explore genes and traits. Learners investigate their fingerprints and learn how to categorize them. Learners discover that genes are kind of a recipe for you, with...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 4 - 11 10 to 30 minutes

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