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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Movement Mania!

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First, you will need to download the Movement Mania! lab manual, which can be found here: Have you ever wondered what your arm looks like when you take off all the flesh? Me too. In Movement Mania!, we will show you without the need for an x-ray! Muscles and bones make up two very important […]

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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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Digestion Station

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First, you will need to download the Digestion Station lab manual, which can be found here: Imagine you are eating a big bite of your favourite food. For me, that would be donuts… yum! You chew the food for a while and then finally swallow. What happens to the food after that? Where does it […]

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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 […]