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    University of Texas Health Science Center
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    In this activity, learners work in groups to match craft sticks that represent chromosomes. Learners must define critical attributes of their chromosomes as they look for matching chromosomes. When...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 11 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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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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    Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
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    In this online activity, learners create monsters and see how they survived when released into the wild. Learners discover that organisms adapt to their environments in different ways in order to...

    free Ages 6 - 14 5 to 10 minutes
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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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    Berkeley Natural History Museums
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    In this simulation, learners model two elephant seal populations and how they change over time. Learners start with cards representing a variety of seals. Each generation, some seals survive to...

    free Ages 11 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    University of Utah
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    In this genetics activity, learners create and decode a “DNA recipe” for a dog by randomly selecting strips of paper that represent DNA. Then, learners decode the DNA recipe to reveal the physical...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
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    In this activity, learners sort and count different colored plastic dinosaurs by various attributes including tail length, whether or not the dinosaurs have horns, etc. Learners discuss the basis...

    free Ages 4 - 6 10 to 30 minutes
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    University of Utah
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    In this game, learners cross off or color bingo squares in response to questions about their traits. This activity is designed to be used as a review following a unit on genetics, but can be used...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    COSI
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    In this classification activity, learners will learn one way of organizing plants and animals. The learners will "classify" themselves by means of a dichotomous key, a tool used to...

    free Ages 8 - 11 10 to 30 minutes

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