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Polar Bear Jacket – June 1st

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Video coming soon! First, you will need to download the Polar Bear Jacket lab manual, which can be found here: Have you ever wondered why certain animals live in certain places? Why do penguins live in Antartica while elephants live in Africa or Asia? Why can’t every animal live everywhere? The answer is adaptations. An […]

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Baby It’s Cold Outside – May 11th

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First, you will need to download the Baby It’s Cold Outside lab manual, which can be found here: Brrrrrrrrrr….. Have you ever stepped outside on a cold day without your jacket? You probably felt a slight shiver. Why should we bother wearing jackets anyway? Sometimes they are bulky, uncomfortable, or unfashionable! This activity will help […]

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A Yummy Cell Snack – May 8th

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First, you will need to download the A Yummy Cell Snack lab manual, which can be found here: Cells, cells, they are made of organelles. Organelles are small, functioning machinery within our cells that perform specific functions. Imagine that. Those tiny structures that make up our entire bodies essentially have organs of their own? Wow. […]

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Friction in a Bottle – May 7th

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First, you will need to download the Friction in a Bottle lab manual, which can be found here: Have you ever found yourself outside on a cold day without any mittens? You may have rubbed your hands together to generate some heat. Give it a try right now! How do your hands feel? Your hands […]

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Reaction-Based Ratios – May 6th

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First, you will need to download the “Reaction-Based Ratios” lab manual, which can be found below: Do you have a fruit bowl in your home? How many apples are in it compared to oranges or bananas? How many slices of cheese do you put on your sandwich compared to slices of bread? These comparisons are […]

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Elephants Toothpaste – May 5th

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First, you will need to download the Elephants Toothpaste lab manual, which can be found here: Today we will examine what kind of toothpaste elephants like best. Just kidding! Our activity today relates to the rates of reactions. There are many factors that affect the rate at which a chemical reaction occurs. These include: Concentration  […]

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Zoom Zoom – May 4th

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First, you will need to download the Zoom Zoom Lab Manual, which can be found here: May the Fourth Be With You! Aka, Happy Star Wars Day! When the phrase “May the Force Be With You” was first introduced in Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope, this became a classic line in the popular […]

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Take a Breath! – April 30th

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First, you will need to download the Take a Breath! lab manual, which can be found here: You know that thing you do when you are nervous and are about to do something brave? Or when you are so tired from running? Or when you are focusing on falling asleep at night? Yes my friends, […]

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When EYES Gives You Lemons – April 28th

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First, you will need to download the When EYES Gives You Lemons lab manual, which can be found here: Let’s talk about mixtures and solutions. What is the difference anyway? Well, a mixture is a combination of two or more substances. The important thing about mixtures is that you can see the different substances! For […]

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DNA: It’s Bananas! – April 23rd

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First, you will need to download the DNA: It’s Bananas! lab manual, which can be found here: Using those leftover bananas from our Banana Dissection activity, let’s take a look at what makes a banana a banana! DNA, or deoxyribonucleic acid is the genetic code that determines the appearance and traits of every living organism. […]