Couch Potato Lab

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 […]

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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 […]

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Baby It’s Cold Outside

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 […]