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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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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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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 […]

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Space Safety!

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First, you will need to download the Space Safety! lab manual, which can be found here: Astronauts are pretty cool people with even cooler jobs. They explore space! The stars, moons, and planets in our galaxy and beyond. They are required to face a variety of conditions that are different than conditions we encounter on […]

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Learning to Fly

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First, you will need to download the Learning to Fly lab manual, which can be found here: So, it may have been a little while since you last flew on a plane. Or maybe you have never flown in a plane at all! The question I always ask myself when I fly is, “how does […]

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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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Obscene Goldberg Machines

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First, you will need to download the Obscene Goldberg Machines lab manual, which can be found here: Over 100 years ago, an engineer and cartoonist by the name of Rube Goldberg began drawing intricate cartoons that showed complex machines completing very simple tasks. Think about some of the easy things you may do in your […]

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Looking for Gold

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First, you will need to download the Looking for Gold lab manual, which can be found here: Ahoy! Ready to hunt for gold? Sadly, we are not looking for treasure and riches in this activity. But, we are exploring the golden ratio. What is the golden ratio anyway? Well, it is a specific number that […]

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Reaction Based Ratios

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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 […]