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Grades 6-8

Solar-System-Scavenger-Hunt

Hands-on Activity

Solar System Scavenger Hunt

Try this on for size: If Earth were the size of your head, then Mercury would be an orange and Jupiter a small car. Size up the planets for yourself with a model scavenger hunt. 

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Hands-on Activity

Space Travel Guide

Can you convince your friends to spend the next school break on Pluto? Let your imagination run wild, and write an inspiring work of science fiction. 

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Hands-on Activity

Make a DNA Model

Do you know what makes you different from a snail, a tree, or even your best friend? Find out with this hands-on look at genetic code—and build a model that's a million-plus-times larger than life.

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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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Activity

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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Parts of an Insect (Grasshopper)

The tibia's connected to the femur; the head's connected to the prothorax ... Learn the parts that make up an insect with this illustrated guide to a grasshopper.

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Article

Plant/Arthropod Interactions

Not all arthropods are equal in the eyes of plants. To attract helpful ones and fend off harmful ones, plants use their important chemical and mechanical attributes.

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