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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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    In this activity, learners use a laser pointer to project a microscopic image of a liquid sample suspended from the tip of a syringe. This activity includes step by step instructions with helpful...

    Over $20 per group Ages 14 - adult 30 to 45 minutes
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    Carleton College
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    In this activity, learners use Styrofoam to collect organisms from a pond, estuary or marine environment and then examine what they have caught with a microscope. The tiny spaces in Styrofoam...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 18 1 to 7 days
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    American Society for Microbiology
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    In this activity, learners prepare samples for microscopic observation from a termite hindgut, a lichen, and a legume root nodule. Learners use microscopes to examine mutually beneficial symbiotic...

    Over $20 per group Ages 11 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    APSnet
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    This exercise can be used to stimulate the investigative nature of learners as they use forensic plant pathology techniques to prove the learners' innocence in a mock murder investigation....

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 11 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    NISE Network
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    In this activity, learners use a flexible magnet as a model for a scanning probe microscope (SPM). They learn that SPMs are an example of a special tool that scientists use to work on the nanoscale...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 4 - adult 5 to 10 minutes
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    Carleton College
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    In this activity, learners use coverslips to collect organisms from a pond, estuary or marine environment and then examine what they have caught with a microscope. The coverslips provide a...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 18 1 to 7 days
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    NSBRI
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    In this activity (page 37 of the PDF), learners observe, on a prepared slide, muscle and spinal cord cells from a rat. Learners will distinguish the nuclei of cell types and how nuclei differ...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 18 45 to 60 minutes