October 30th, 2018

Middle School Resource: Giant Lens by Exploratorium

Middle School Resource Giant Lens by Exploratorium A large hanging lens creates upside-down images of distant objects and right-side-up images of nearby objects. You can locate the upside-down images by using a piece of white paper as a screen. The right-side-up images are harder to find. Related NY State Academic Standards: S.5.PS.1.3, MST4.I.PS4.4 Be sure […]

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April 18th, 2018

High School Resource: Global Health

Global Health Is human activity bringing about alarming global warming scenarios and related catastrophes? Or is such thinking a myth brought about by flawed or incomplete science? Finding the answers to these questions has turned global warming into a highly politicized and contentious issue.  This lesson on global warming will help students research and form […]

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February 1st, 2017

High School Resource: Classroom Idea: Math and the Environment

High School Resource Classroom Idea: Math and the Environment In this activity, the Environmental Protection Agency has determined that in a certain section of the country the average level of air pollution is 0.5 (Square root of P) + 10,000 parts per million (ppm), where P is the population. The 1980 census predicts that the […]

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November 30th, 2016

High School Resource: Benzoic Acid Blizzard in a Bottle

High School Resource Benzoic Acid Blizzard in a Bottle In this lab, you will learn about how some solutes that are only partly soluble can be forced to fully dissolve with heat. When a solute has dissolved as much as it possibly can, and no more will dissolve no matter how much you stir it, […]

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