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  1. Tanning

    Examine the intricate steps that go into the process of tanning. Eleven specimens exhibit a variety of methods used to tan animal skin, as well as the end result of each process. Learn More
  2. Coal Mine Model

    Dive into the difficult underground world of coal mining. Complete with tiny workers and machinery, this model exhibits the ways in which we locate and harvest this all-important fuel. Learn More
  3. Graphite

    Take a closer look at the graphite in your pencil and you'll be surprised to learn that it might represent the carbon from life forms of past geological ages. Though graphite is only one form of carbon, it is found in two places: crystalline clumps and softer rocks. Learn More
  4. DNA

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    DNA is the thread that connects all life on Earth, from microscopic bacteria, to mushrooms, to humans. Explore DNA and learn how scientists today are using DNA research to expand what we know about life on our planet. Learn More
  5. Japanese Cloisonné

    Witness the extraordinary work of Japanese cloisonné artists. Created with wire framing filled in with enamel paste, the art of enamel decoration has been practiced since ancient times. Learn More
  6. Living Together: Shelters

    People everywhere must find food and shelter. Living Together: Shelters exhibits the diverse and incredible ways people around the world build their homes, influenced by environment, history, culture, and creativity. Challenge yourself to create a shelter that meets specific environment and material requirements. Finally, design the perfect shelter for your community! Learn More
  7. Gold Mine Model

    Examine these tiny replications of a typical western gold mine and you'll discover the complicated processes and machinery used to harvest this valuable metal. Learn More
  8. Chinese Traditions

    Explore the art and daily life of one of the world's most enduring civilizations! Use an exciting collection of objects, from scholar's writing supplies to a graphic novel to a 12-foot-long reproduction of a classic Chinese scroll painting, to learn about history and empathy. Note: This box was created to complement The Field Museum's Cyrus Tang Hall of China, but if your class can't make it to the museum (or to the website for a virtual tour), it stands on its own.

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  9. Yellow Lady's Slipper (Deer Management)

    Prance into the world of the deer, one of our most frequent connections to the natural world. Urban expansion has created the need, however, for drastic measures to keep the numbers of these abundant animals in check. Witness a few of the ways we protect our land when deer run rampant. Learn More
  10. Abrasives

    Scratch through the surface of these practical materials. Natural abrasives usually contain minerals with a tough grain structure, making them useful in grinding materials like metal and wood, and artificial abrasives closely mimic this structure. Learn More

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