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  • Measuring Volume
    Measuring Volume
    Many science activities rely on taking an accurate measurement of the volume of liquids and solids. Below you’ll find a reference for how to measure the volume of different types of matter. Activities in this blog that require students to measure volume will include a link back […]...
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  • Rotational Motion with a Pinwheel
    Rotational Motion with a Pinwheel
    Kids love to play with pinwheels. Whether you buy one at the store or make your own (pinwheel making tutorial), add a little Physics to the fun! 1. Use a string and ruler to measure the outside distance around the outside of the pinwheel. 2. Mark one […]...
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  • How do colors affect temperature absorption?
    How do colors affect temperature absorption?
    We’ve all heard the fashion sayings . . . “never wear white after Labor Day” . . . “pastel colors should be worn at Easter” . . . etc. You know the traditions, but did you know they are actually based on science? The color of the […]...
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  • Testing the pH of Soap
    Testing the pH of Soap
    We usually think of soap as being a very mild substance that is good for the skin. But, the cleansing effect of soap is due, in part, to the fact that it is a basic substance. Some soaps can dry out the skin, or even damage skin […]...
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  • What is my Ecological Footprint?
    What is my Ecological Footprint?
    Our children have a very egocentric view of life and, through limited life experience, they typically assume everyone has the same type of lifestyle as they do. While we talk a lot about conservation, how do we really measure up to other people? As you study ecology […]...
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