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    In this activity, learners examine their fingerprints and learn that they can be categorized by shape, but each fingerprint is unique. Learners collect their fingerprints using pencil and tape and...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - 11 10 to 30 minutes
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    Twin Cities Public Television
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    In this activity (page 1 of the PDF), learners will use a home video camera with a “night vision” mode to test how various inks appear outside the spectrum of visible light. In a darkened room,...

    Over $20 per group Ages 8 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
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    Learners press their fingertip onto a clean Plexiglas sheet. The fingerprints are then revealed as learners dust over the print with fingerprint powder. They can lift their prints with clear tape,...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 6 - adult Under 5 minutes
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    Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
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    In this experiment, learners will conduct chemical and physical tests to identify mystery substances. This experiment is very flexible, allowing educators to determine the number of unknowns to...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    In this optics activity, learners build a spy tool to secretly view things over walls or around corners. Learners discover that the mirrors inside the periscope reflect light to help you see what&...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 6 - 11 10 to 30 minutes
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    In this activity, learners use a soda can to decode a secret message. Learners wrap scytale (pronounced ski-tally) code around a can and challenge friends to see if they can crack the codes....

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - 11 10 to 30 minutes
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    Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
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    Learners use filter paper and water to analyze six different markers. They mark the paper with ink, and dip the paper in water. The water travels up the paper and dissolved ink travels with it. The...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 4 - 14 5 to 10 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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    In this activity, learners create a necklace of wheat germ DNA. Learners add alcohol to wheat germ so that the DNA clumps together. Use this activity to talk about how self-assembly is a process by...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 4 - adult 5 to 10 minutes
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    Learners analyze mixtures of dyes using filter paper chromatography. They place spots of the different dyes at the bottom of a piece of filter paper, and hang the paper to touch the surface of...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - adult Under 5 minutes

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