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Bang in a Bag

Written by: on May 12, 2020 @ 8:45 am

A chemical reaction is a process in which one or more chemicals (or things) combine to make something new. The ‘things’ or chemicals that we started with are called Reactants and the new ‘thing’ that is made are called Products. It is called a chemical reaction since: It is accompanied by a rearrangement of the […]

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Bag Stab & Polymerization

Written by: on May 11, 2020 @ 8:45 am

A plastic bag is made of polymers, long chains of individual molecules called monomers. When a sharp pencil pierces the bag the polymer chains separate without breaking. The chains of molecules then squeeze tightly around the pencil creating a seal that prevents it from leaking. Polymers find use in our everyday life, from water bottles and Tupperware to tires for automobiles. The word […]

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MEDIEVAL ENGINEERS: THE SCIENCE BEHIND THE CATAPULT

Written by: on May 6, 2020 @ 8:45 am

A catapult is a lever, a stick or beam, propped up by a fulcrum, the pivot point. The catapult magnifies your force to throw an object. So, you do not need as big of a force to propel a large object, but the larger the force, the farther it goes. In ancient times, catapults were […]

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Birds Beaks & Adaptations

Written by: on April 29, 2020 @ 8:45 am

Discover the many ways that Birds use their Beaks! Birds are a class of vertebrates with more than 18000 different species. Of the various features that are common to all birds, perhaps the most characteristic is their beak. All birds have one beak. But it has evolved differently in each species to improve its functions […]

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Top 10 Stress Relievers During Quarantine

Written by: on April 24, 2020 @ 6:00 am

Many of us are extremely stressed as we adjust to a new normal during the COVID-19 pandemic. Anxiety and fear surrounding the disease, economic impact, and a restricted social life is at an all-time high. Stress hormones have a negative long-term impact on physical health, so try these 10 stress relieving tips today! 1. Get […]

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Mutants of Matter

Written by: on April 23, 2020 @ 6:00 am

Sir Isaac Newton was a physicist, astronomer, mathematician and demonstrator of gravity is one of the most influential scientists of all time!  Newton defined that liquids and fluids behave as having a constant viscosity or flow, meaning their normal behavior only changes with a change in temperature or pressure. Between water’s freezing point of 32⁰F […]

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Chemical Reactions

Written by: on April 22, 2020 @ 6:00 am

Chemicals are all around us! Water, soap, salt, baking soda, vinegar and bleach are all chemicals you probably have at home now. What are chemical reactions? Most of us hear chemical reactions and we think of a crazy haired scientist in a laboratory, but in reality, chemical reactions are happening all around us all the […]

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Chemistry Cat Fight

Written by: on April 21, 2020 @ 6:00 am

If you’ve ever seen oil and water interact, you know some things simply don’t mix! Like cats and dogs, oil and water refuse to get along and work together! Oil and water didn’t get into a fight, but instead they have differences at the very smallest unit… molecules! All things are composed of matter, from […]

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Calling the Coral Reef Home!

Written by: on April 20, 2020 @ 6:00 am

Around 71% (and rising) of Earth’s surface is covered in water, providing a home to an estimated 50-80% of the life on our planet.  Our oceans are our most diverse habitat and are vital to Earth’s ecology. Among the underwater habitat is the coral reef, the most diverse ecosystem that 25% of marine life calls […]

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