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Infection Protection – July 22nd

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First, you will need to download the Infection Protection lab manual, which can be found here: Germs, oh my! Or correctly called bacteria and viruses. There are many types of bacteria and viruses, but the ones that make us sick are known as pathogens. These foreign invaders, things we do not want to enter our […]

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Perfect Pulleys – July 16th

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First, you will need to download the Perfect Pulleys lab manual, which can be found here: Pulleys, gee they are great. A pulley is a simple machine that pulls a line along an axle. Think about opening or closing your blinds in your home – this is a pulley mechanism! Where else do you see […]

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Whodunit? – July 15th

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First, you will need to download the Whodunit? lab manual, which can be found here: Yesterday, I had made some delicious chocolate chip cookies. I placed them in a container when they cooled, and when I came back from running a few errands, the cookies were all gone! If only there was some way I […]

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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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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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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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Radiant Rays – July 2nd

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First, you will need to download the Radiant Rays lab manual, which can be found here: Have you ever tried to cook an egg on the sidewalk? Or maybe you watched a video of someone do it online. You (or the person in the video), may have been successful after a loooooong period of time. […]

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A Few Screws Loose

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First, you will need to download the A Few Loose Screws lab manual, which can be found here: Let’s take it back a few (hundred) years and consider the technology present. Now, you may be thinking, “Hey, I thought my new phone only came out last month? What do you mean they had technology hundreds […]

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Use That Noggin’!

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First, you will need to download the Use That Noggin’! lab manual, which can be found here: In episode 27, Don’t Be A-Freud of Psych, we discussed psychology as the study of the brain and behaviour. But what does our brain look like? And how does it have control of our entire body? This episode […]