To Smell or Not to Smell, That is the Ester
Students explain the basic concepts of polymerization. Students participate in a lab to create a crude preparation of carboxyl esterase and test its effectiveness in reducing the residual monomer in an emulsion such as paint.
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To Filter or Not to Filter
Drinking clean water can be taken for granted. Explore the process and high cost of filtering water with a water pollution and filtration activity. Young scientist build a filtration system to filter polluted water, examine the economics...
5th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
New Review What Exactly is the Present?
How do our minds define the present? Is it a second, a split second, or a moment? Our minds play tricks on us when it comes to aligning audio and visual cues. Learn more about why this happens, how our brains correct the error, and how...
8 mins 9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Study Jams! The Senses: Smelling
It makes sense to sniff out a good lesson on the sense of smell. Here is a six-slide presentation that can be a strong component to that lesson! With photographs and expository graphics, life scientists find that smell is the detection...
4th - 9th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Learning from Smallpox: How to Eradicate a Disease
Throughout history, humans have been forced to overcome diseases that have threatened the survival of our species. This short instructional video focuses on one such disease—smallpox, the first and only disease to be completely...
6 mins 7th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Meet The Frog That Barfs Up Its Babies
Ever heard of Gastric-brooding frogs? Probably not, because this frog is extinct. But scientists are trying to de-extinct this interesting frog that literally throws up its babies after they undergo metamorphosis in their mother's...
6 mins 3rd - Higher Ed Science CCSS: Adaptable
What is the Greenhouse Effect?
The greenhouse effect warms up earth enough so it can support life, but if it heats up too much, life won't be able to survive. An interactive presentation covers the greenhouse effect, the carbon cycle, climate forcing, and climate...
7th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Using Waste Heat to Generate Electricity
High school energy enthusiasts will be able to explain how thermal energy that is a byproduct of industry can be used as an alternative way to generate electricity. After some discussion, brainstorming, listening to podcasts, and...
9th - 12th Science CCSS: Designed