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    In this activity on page 3 of the PDF, learners visualize the relative size and structural differences between microbes that have the potential to cause disease. Learners work in groups and use...

    Ages 11 - 18
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    In this activity, learners eat a snack and make a model of the plumbing system of a volcano. By cutting a small hole in the base of a clear cup of gelatin and injecting dye, learners see the...

    Ages 8 - 18
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    In this activity, learners separate the components of Gatorade using a home-made affinity column. In doing so, learners model the basic principle of affinity chromatography, a technique used to...

    Ages 11 - 18
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    In this activity, learners model directed evolution by making paper fly. Learners construct and fly paper airplanes. During the first round, they calculate the average distance the planes fly and...

    Ages 8 - 18
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    In this activity you'll see how the sun's tilt on its axis changes the length of shadows. For example, why is your shadow longer in winter than in summer? It's easy to see the answer...

    Ages 11 - 18
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    In this activity, learners make "totally tubular" forms of carbon. Learners use chicken wire to build macro models of carbon nanotubes. Depending on how they roll the wire, they will...

    Ages 11 - 18
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    This activity demonstrates liquefaction, the process by which some soils lose their solidity during an earthquake. Learners will use a loaf pan, sand, water and a brick to model what happens to...

    Ages 8 - 18
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    In this activity, learners create a model using metric measuring tapes and atmosphere composition data. Learners will investigate the major components of the atmosphere (nitrogen and oxygen) as...

    Ages 11 - 18
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    In this activity, learners use colored candy to represent subatomic particles and make a model of an atom (Bohr model). This activity will help familiarize learners with subatomic components of an...

    Ages 14 - 18
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    In this activity, learners create models of ionic compounds and observe the chemical formula of binary molecules they have created. Learners record their data in a table and draw conclusions by...

    Ages 14 - adult

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