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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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Soccer Scratch – July 14th

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First, you will need to download the Soccer Scratch lab manual, which can be found here: Scratch is a coding program that can be used to create short animations using code! Code is a language that is understood by our computer. There are many different kinds of coding languages, just as there are many kinds […]

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Bugs, Weeds Spray Away – July 13th

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First, you will need to download the Bugs, Weeds Spray Away lab manual, which can be found here: What did you eat today? Have you stopped to think about where that food came from? Farmers execute a branch of science called agriculture, which involves the science or practice of farming. Studies in agriculture extend far […]

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To Infinity and Beyond – July 10th

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First, you will need to download the To Infinity and Beyond lab manual, which can be found here: Let’s talk forces. No, not the force in Star Wars or forcing your sibling to watch your favourite show with you. Forces like gravity! Gravity is described in classical mechanics as a force that acts between two […]

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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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Hang on for Zeer Life – July 7th

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First, you will need to download the Hang on for Zeer Life lab manual, which can be found here: With summer now in session, you may be visiting a few lakes or pools. Some of these large bodies of water, in particular, are rather cold even on the hottest days! Why could this be? Water […]

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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. […]