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Halloween Slime Pumpkin Volcano Experiment

Halloween Slime Pumpkin Volcano Experiment

Halloween Slime Pumpkin Volcano Experiment Background Information: Pumpkins with ghoulish faces and illuminated by candies are a sure sign of the Halloween season. The practice of decorating jack-o’-lantern originated in Ireland, where large turnips and potatoes served as early canvasses. In fact, the name jack-0’lantern, comes from an Irish folktale about a man named Stingy […]

Atomic Structure

Atomic Structure

The Basic Structure of the Atom: Atomic Structure Atomic Structure: All atoms consist of a nucleus which contains two types of subatomic particles - protons and neutrons. The nucleus is surrounded by a cloud of electrons at varying energy levels. These subatomic particles are composed of even smaller particles known as quarks which came together […]

Valentine's Day Biology Activity: Making Valentine’s Day Biotine’s Day

Valentine's Day Biology Activity: Making Valentine’s Day Biotine’s Day

Launching the Valentine's Day Biology Lesson Valentine's Day Biology Activity Options: When I think about Valentine’s Day the first two things that pop into my head, are hearts and chocolate. This is not a surprise since Valentine’s Day is largely centered around our hearts, sharing love, and sharing chocolate! The American Heart Association has even […]

Endothermic and Exothermic Reactions Lab

Endothermic and Exothermic Reactions Lab

Exothermic or Endothermic? Background Information and Theory: Bond Energy and the Types of Reactions Endothermic and Exothermic: During a chemical reaction, energy is either transferred to or from its surroundings. Reactions which involve heat energy being released into the surrounding environment are called exothermic reactions. By contrast, endothermic reactions draw heat energy from their surroundings. This […]