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Opposites Attract – July 24th

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First, you will need to download the Opposites Attract lab manual, which can be found here: Have you ever shocked yourself turning on a light switch or touching a friend’s arm? Why does this happen? This is the transfer of static electricity at work, specifically, the transfer to electrons, or negatively charged particles, that build […]

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BURRRing Your Own A/C – July 8th

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First, you will need to download the BURRRing Your Own A/C lab manual, which can be found here: Nothing is quite as great as coming inside after playing in the hot sun and feeling the air conditioning (or A/C) hit your sweaty skin. Except, this is a feeling many people have never experienced because having […]

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Go With the Flow – July 3rd

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First, you will need to download the Go With the Flow lab manual, which can be found here: Have you turned on a light today? Turned on the TV? Or maybe plugged in a phone to charge? Have you thought of how the electricity travels to power these devices? All of these are powered by […]

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Soil Searchers

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First, you will need to download the Soil Searchers lab manual, which can be found here: Are you guilty of assuming that sweet soil growing your fruit and vegetables is just nasty dirt? We all may be! The distinction between soil and dirt can be difficult, but they are actually two very different things. This […]

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Graphing is Great

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First, you will need to download the Graphing is Great lab manual, which can be found here: If we were to survey or ask 100 people for information about their favourite ice cream flavour, how could we best see the results without having to read 100 responses? That sounds exhausting. The answer, making a graph. […]

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Exceptional Eco-Columns

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First, you will need to download the Exceptional Eco-Columns lab manual, which can be found here: A few episodes prior, we were exploring systems. An ecosystem is a type of system that houses living, or biotic, and non-living, or abiotic, things. These could include squirrels, trees, and rocks, for example. Each component of an ecosystem […]

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Terrific Tesseracts

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First, you will need your Terrific Tesseracts lab manual, which can be found here: Let’s talk dimensions. Many years ago, perhaps more years ago than you would remember, the first 3D movies hit the big screen! You would watch with your funky blue and red glasses as objects would appear to fly out from the […]