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You’re DINO-Mite – July 23rd

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First, you will need to download the You’re DINO-Mite lab manual, which can be found here: Dinosaurs! A fascinating type of animal that lived hundreds of thousands of years ago. We see them in movies and books as massive, aggressive creatures that are dangerous. How can we know so much about these animals if humans […]

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Let’s Get Instrumental – July 9th

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First, you will need to download the Let’s Get Instrumental lab manual, which can be found here: We have talked previously about sound in episode 36 and 39. We have identified frequency, pitch, and sound waves so far. We have not yet classified artificial or natural sounds! Artificial sounds are sounds made by humans. Not […]

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What’s That Sound? – July 6th

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First, you will need to download the What’s That Sound? lab manual, which can be found here: In episode 36, we discussed how our ears hear sound! Now, let’s explore how sound travels to our ears and to the ears of others. Sound travels in waves, and that wave needs a medium to travel through. […]

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Hearing What? – July 1st

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First, you will need to download the Hearing What? lab manual, which can be found here: Can you hear that? Did you feel that? That’s sound at work! How does sound work anyway? This episode will explore exactly that! Sound travels in waves, similar to the way a wave forms in the water. While sound […]

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Rockin’ Good Time

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First, you will need to download the Rockin’ Good Time lab manual, which can be found here: Minerals, igneous, metamorphous, and sedimentary. What do these words have in common? They all make up the basis of what we know as rocks! Rocks provide the foundation for this planet we call home! We see them everyday […]

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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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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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Fluffy Fraction Frenzy

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First, you will need to download the Fluffy Fraction Frenzy lab manual, which can be found here: Have you ever eaten a pizza? You may have eaten the pizza in one whole piece without cutting it into slices first (no judgement), but typically the pizza is cut into many pieces! These may either be triangle […]

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Polar Bear Jacket

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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 adaptation is a […]