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Balloon Bonanza Reboot!

Spring is in the air, so I wanted to revisit a crowd-pleasing program for my crew:  balloon science! With a few simple activities and a pile of balloons, we talked about air pressure, the properties of polymers, centripetal force, friction, AND Newton’s 3rd Law of Motion! Read more >

Natural Selection

Even though “natural selection” is not a topic that lends itself to take-home projects, there are so many interesting case studies/examples to explore…and some fun group activities to test our understanding of the topic… Read more >