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COVID-19 Handwashing Demonstration

Why is it important to wash your hands?   Washing your hands with soap is important because it reduces the spread of germs! People touch their eyes, nose, and mouth regularly, and that’s how germs can get into our bodies and make us sick. That’s why washing your hands...

COVID-19 Mask Demonstration

By Maya Xia Wearing a mask is important, not only to protect yourself, but also to protect others! There is a higher probability of getting infected with a disease if either person is not wearing a mask. Masks prevent your respiratory droplets from reaching other...

How do we know what color dinosaurs really were?

By Neeraj Namburu You might be thinking, “Yeah green or maybe some shades of gray and brown, right?” Jurassic park showed off these amazing grayish brown T-rex’s, but has anyone actually seen a dinosaur to confirm that. I sure haven’t, and right now the last dinosaur...

How does sunscreen work?

By Kate Scheetz Many people are surprised to know that not all sunscreen works the same. There are 2 types of sunscreens. The first group is called physical blockers and their name makes sense because this type of sunscreen literally blocks the sun's ultraviolet rays...

The Chemistry Behind Baking

By Doah Shin Hello friends! If you have ever watched The Great British Baking Show and wondered how a gooey mess could transform into a beautiful, fluffy delicacy, you have come to the right place-- today we will be talking about the chemistry behind baking a cake!...

What causes Lightning?

By Jessica Handwerker Many people have seen flashes of lightning and heard claps of thunder from a thunderstorm, but have you ever thought about what causes lightning and why light can cause the sound of thunder? Lightning is a current of electricity traveling from a...

What is Chirality?

By Jade Izaguirre Have you ever noticed that when you look in the mirror and raise your right hand that your reflection raises it’s left hand? Your reflection in the mirror is identical to you, but it is also the opposite of you! It’s kind of like how your right hand...

Lava Lamp Magic

By Rebekah Crane Have you ever seen a lava lamp? If you have, you’ve probably stared at it for a while. It’s pretty fascinating. But have you wondered how they actually work? Why does it look like there are bubbles floating in it? Why does it only work when the light...

Indigenous People’s Day

By Molly Friedman   As Indigenous Peoples’ Day approaches, here’s a chance to learn about Mary Golda Ross, the first Native American female engineer to help put people on the moon. A member of the Cherokee Tribe, she was the great-granddaughter of Chief John Ross, and...

All About the Periodic Table

By: Molly Friedman No matter how much experience you have with chemistry, you’ve definitely heard of the periodic table. A staple in every science classroom, the periodic table tells us everything we need to know about all 118 elements. You may have noticed that the...