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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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    NISE Network
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    In this activity, learners discover that nanoparticles of gold can appear red, orange or even blue. They learn that a material can act differently when it’s nanometer-sized. Use this activity to...

    Over $20 per group Ages 4 - adult 5 to 10 minutes
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    Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
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    In this activity (p.24 of PDF), learners make paper with fungi. Learners discover that paper is basically a flat mat of fibers. Although handmade paper is traditionally made with vegetable fibers,...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 11 - 14 1 to 7 days
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    Community Science Workshop Network
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    In this physics activity, learners build a toy with a figure that spins around like a gymnast on the high bar. Learners follow step-by-step instructions (with photos) to construct the toy made out...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 8 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    Community Science Workshop Network
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    In this activity, learners build a seesaw powered by magnets. Use this activity to demonstrate how a lever is a simple machine and how magnets repel and attract depending on the alignment of the...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    American Museum of Natural History
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    The Chinese invented paper made from plants and cloth about 2,000 years ago. Learners follow a similar process to make paper from recycled paper. Once dry, learners can make something special with...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 8 - 14 4 to 24 hours
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    COSI
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    In this activity (page 6 of the PDF), learners will observe both a chemical and a physical change. By experimenting with plaster of paris, students will differentiate between these types of changes...

    Over $20 per group Ages 8 - 18 4 to 24 hours
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    University of Nebraska State Museum
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    This activity (on pages 24-29) combines science and art to introduce learners to how different animal pollinators spread pollen from one plant to another, and how certain shapes, colors, and smells...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    Great Science for Girls
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    In this activity, learners work in groups to plan and build large structures using recyclable materials they have brought from home. The lesson plan includes questions to ask learners about the...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 6 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    IEEE
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    In this activity, learners explore how pens have been engineered and re-engineered over time. Learners work as a team to develop a working pen out of everyday items. They sketch their plans,...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 18 1 to 2 hours

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