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  • Strawberry Milkshakes: DNA and Lactose Intolerance In this workshop, learn how to introduce students to molecular biology through age-appropriate, hands-on activities designed to make challenging abstract concepts (including DNA, genes, and enzymes) more concrete—and to make biology fun. View »
  • Smithsonian 3D Learning and 3D Assessment How can you be sure you’re providing 3-D learning and 3-D assessment? Experience investigations from Smithsonian Science for the Classroom as both learner and teacher. View »
  • How Can We Provide Freshwater to Those in Need? This Smithsonian Science for the Classroom module asks students to investigate where to find water, explore ways to move water, and determine how to provide freshwater to those in need. View »
  • Clean Up Your Mess! Air and Water Pollution Remediation Pollution remediation is a messy but necessary business. Experience hands-on environmental science activities that model the techniques used to clean up pollution. View »
  • The Composition and Age of Stars Do your students think stars burn? Can they tell the age of a star like our sun? Ignite interest in astrophysics with this easy demonstration. Includes a materials list and step-by-step instructions. View »
  • Elephant Toothpaste Demonstrate the use of a catalyst in the decomposition of hydrogen peroxide with this activity. Includes a materials list and step-by-step instructions. View »
  • Strawberry DNA Extraction Introduce students to DNA with this activity. A discussion of how this DNA extraction procedure works might also touch on the plant cell wall, the cell membrane, and DNA's lack of solubility in ethanol. Includes materials list and step-by-step instructions. View »
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