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sblakegradestrides
Dec 04, 2022
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Students extracted DNA from strawberries using baggies, dish soap, ice and rubbing alcohol then wound it around forks and glass rods. Dish soap not only breaks up grease on pans, but also breaks up the phospholipid bilayer of cells! For more ideas on doing Science Labs and Activities using Everyday Materials, visit our website at www.GradeStrides.com
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sblakegradestrides
Dec 04, 2022
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Don't have a budget for dissections? Have squeamish students who don't like dissections? The banana suture lab is a great way to enrich the study of epithelium with your Anatomy students. Banana peel texture is most similar to the majority of human skin. Orange peel is most similar to hands and feet, apples are most similar to faces, and grape peels are most similar to eyes! Straight sewing needs will work, but small curved needles work even better with the more challenging peels!
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sblakegradestrides
Dec 04, 2022
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Hellow Fellow Scientists; Attached are examples from an Anatomy activity. In addition to learning about typical healthy bone tissue, long bone structure, and skeletal system components, we briefly discussed 6 major types of bone fracture: comminuted, oblique, transverse, fissure, spiral, and greenstick. Students then had to find 2 examples of each type of fracture on Google images. Their 2 examples for each fracture had to come from different areas of the body. Then they had to label at least 5 bones or bone parts on each image. Some students chose to print out the images, hand label them, and either turn them in on paper or scan them back in to turn in on Canvas/email. Other students chose to complete the assignment totally digitally using software such as Microsoft Word, Google Docs, or the Adobe Suite. Student examples are below.
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sblakegradestrides
Dec 04, 2022
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Students a board, protractor, ruler, and cell phone timer to calculate the acceleration down the ramp and deceleration on the table of a toy car at various angles using the 4 basic constant acceleration equations of physics. At this time friction was ignored. The lab will be repeated from a potential and kinetic energy perspective in a few weeks. During that time the effects of friction will be included. For more details on this lab contact CustomerService@GradeStrides.com
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sblakegradestrides
Dec 04, 2022
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As part of a unit on weather, Earth Science students created wind vanes and performed calculations using play dough, pencils, drinking straws, note cards, and straight pins.
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sblakegradestrides
Dec 04, 2022
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After studying gas laws, students used trash bags, alcohol soaked cotton balls, and other materials to design and test hot air balloons and perform calculations. WARNING: This one is SO much fun, but does have some safety precautions. Contact CustomerService@GradeStrides.com to get the details.
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sblakegradestrides
Dec 04, 2022
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Students spent time studying fluid dynamics equations, including buoyancy, Archimedes Principle, and Bernouli's Principle. They then held a competition in which they used recyclable materials to design and create their own boats, which we then, of course, sank! It was an efficiency competition, so building a boat with little mass was also important. After sinking their boats, students re-designed and re-sank! And then a third and final time. They had a blast! Along the way they also had to calculate various forces using mass held, mass of boat, density of water, surface area of the boat, etc. Try this one for yourself and see what you think!
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sblakegradestrides
Sep 09, 2021
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