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See the entire life cycle of a fruit fly. Extract real DNA using common household materials. See how fossils preserve clues about ancient life.
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Who left their tracks in the desert? Match the animals to what they eat. The suffix "phile" means "liking." Guess what these "philes" enjoy.

Experiments

Make your own DNA extraction kit from common household materials. You will extract DNA from strawberries and see clumps of DNA strands.

Grow your own algae in a jar.

See how clouds form and produce raindrops.

We learn about ancient life through the fossils they leave. This experiment shows you how some fossils form.

This experiment lets you see the entire life cycle of a fruit fly.

Games

Match these desert dwellers to the foods they eat.

What animals have left their tracks in the desert?

The suffix "phile" means "liking." See if you can figure out what some of these "philes" enjoy by looking at the roots of the words.