Couch Potato Lab

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 […]

Couch Potato Lab

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 […]