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    University of Utah
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    In this activity, learners use pedigree and jigsaw puzzles to explore how scientists use genetic information from a family to identify a gene associated with a genetic disorder. This activity will...

    free Ages 11 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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    University of Nebraska State Museum
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    In this activity (on pages 22-33), learners do the kind of work genetic scientists do, sorting and comparing (images of) genetic material strands called chromosomes. First, learners use two meters...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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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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    University of Nebraska State Museum
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    In this game (on pages 14-21), learners explore how each human being inherits genetic traits such as eye color. Learners use "Smiley Mother's Genes" cards and "Smiley Father&...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    University of Utah
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    Learners mark their traits for tongue rolling, PTC tasting (a harmless, bitter chemical), and earlobe attachment on tree leaf cut-outs. They then place their leaves on a large tree with branches,...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    University of Utah
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    In this genetics meets math activity, learners take inventories of their own easily-observable genetic traits and compare those inventories with other learners in groups. Then, learners make data...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 8 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    University of Utah
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    To discover the risk and protective factors involved in substance addiction, learners play a game of chance to determine whether a fictitious child is likely or unlikely to abuse drugs. Learners...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 11 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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    University of Utah
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    This is an educator-led demonstration of microarray technology using a model created from a pizza box and ping-pong balls. This “macroarray” model demonstrates how single-stranded DNA segments...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 11 - adult 10 to 30 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this activity, "write" a secret message in genetic code as beads on a string. Learners use an amino acid codon table to determine the DNA sequences that correspond to the one-letter...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 11 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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    University of Utah
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    In this activity, learners use edible models of the DNA molecule to transcribe an mRNA sequence, and then translate it into a protein. This activity requires learners to have already constructed...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 11 - 18 45 to 60 minutes

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