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Activity

DNA in a Blender

Here's a very cool experiment that just might bring a tear to your eye. Use a blender to separate the DNA from an onion. Then hold the genetic material in your hand.

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What Makes You, YOU

Nature + Nurture = You! While it may look like a simple equation, the combination of your genes and your environment is actually very complicated. Find out if your answers match your family's.

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Hands-on Activity

Wear a Chimp on Your Wrist

How can you wear a chimp on your wrist—without getting primate elbow? The answer to this riddle is not as tough as it may seem. Need a hint? Take a closer look at genetic code.

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Keeping a Field Journal

Field journals are incredibly important to researchers. In fact, many can't imagine doing science without them. Learn how to create your own valuable journal.

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Stargazing

There are thousands of stars in the night sky. Hidden among them are constellations and planets. How many can you find? Record your sightings in a stellar sky journal.

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Article

Global Grocery

Have you ever wondered what gives chocolate its flavor? Or where olive oil comes from? You might be surprised to learn just how far some of the items in your shopping bag have traveled.

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Tree of Life

Investigate circular and 3D cladograms to see how scientists keep track of species and their evolutionary relationships. 

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Bio-Benefits

Can you imagine living on a planet without biodiversity? What in the world would you wear—or eat? See how biodiversity gives us many of life's necessities. 

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Welcome to the Dzanga-Sangha

Travel to the lush Dzanga-Sangha rainforest with BaAka. This excellent tour guide will show you the sights—and help you find the clues needed to play Connect the Dots.

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Life in the City

Even the busiest of cities are buzzing with biodiversity. Take a virtual stroll through a city park for a close-up look at some of the inhabitants you otherwise might not notice.

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