Couch Potato Lab

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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Ping Pong Duals – July 21st

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First, you will need to download the Ping Pong Duals lab manual, which can be found here: PING! PONG! That’s the sound of a fun activity. But what if you do not have access to a ping pong table? Have no fear! In this episode, we will teach you how to create your very own […]

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Fly Me a Kite (July 17)

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Did you know that the first kites made were made out of leaves? They were used to scare away enemy troops or send signals to their friends! Similar to planes, kites rely on forces of lift and thrust to fly in the air. As wind passes through it’s wings, a pressure gradient is formed. There […]

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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 […]

Friday Funday

Seed Bombs (July 10, 2020)

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Let’s grow more plants and flowers! Bees are very important in our ecosystem as they help pollenate the plants around us and help with the growth of our foods and crops. In order to help the bees pollenate the world around us, create some seed bombs with wild flowers and plant them in planter boxes. […]