Fizzy fun 🌈 ages 3+ 🌈 This activity was a HUGE hit with the boys and each one wanted their own turn, so we spent most of the afternoon repeating it!! All you need is baking soda, food coloring, vinegar and a plastic egg carton. First add drops of food coloring to the carton then cover the food coloring with baking soda. Now the fun can begin. Let the kids start adding vinegar and watch the colors appear. My kids liked to add more food coloring to mix the colors and when you add more vinegar the mixture fizzes all over again! Perfect for budding scientists! 🤓 #throwback#simplescience#scienceexperiment
Shoutout to @puzzlehuddle for their culturally specific toys & child development tools. It’s hard to be something if you never see it. Positive images lead to positive thoughts which then brings forth positive actions. Head over to their page to check out more of their products. #RepresentationMatters ✊🏾💪🏾
Looking good! I just got the dual chain tensioners attached to this rolling ball sculpture commission. You can see them to the left, guiding the chain back down in a nice, symmetrical line. Sure did turn out nice! The lines the chain forms are all amazingly uniform, and I made somewhat of a guess at the chain length when I initially cut it! I got it perfect, and you gotta love that! Everything’s just looking so good on this lift. For a first effort, I’m amazed at how well this design is functioning, but then I remind myself that I spent a good week just doing the math and drawing everything out for it before I even cut one piece of steel. I guess those are the rewards of careful planning. I did have to rework the plans once, and that did set me back a day or two, but the rework proved to set things exactly on target. I think I should be able to start doing the fun, twisty track stuff really soon! I’m lovin’ that! Hope you all have a good weekend ahead of you. I’ll be working on this piece more. Enjoy your weekend!
Introduce Children to Science!
Visit my book store nationsproducts.com to order my soft cover book, Chemistry For Children-Elements of the Periodic Table. Children learn where to find the elements in real life objects. Use link in bio.
It’s not every day you get to help a birthday wish come true. Mackenzie loves science and wanted to meet a real scientist. Today, she got that and so much more, visiting FONA and helping our confections team make delicious flavored chocolate. Happy birthday Mackenzie! #stem#girlsinstem#fonaflavors#foodscience
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If you haven’t already heard about Fred the worm ask your favorite 3rd grader tonight! #STEM#teamwork
Hoje é dia de 🎉celebrarmos a parceira de 🎂2 anos com o Colégio Unificado - Itapema.
🙏Gratidão, resume o nosso sentimento hoje.
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Did you know that dogs can donate blood too?
Just like humans, dogs can experience life threatening injuries that require immediate blood transfusion. This can occur due to a wide variety of reasons from getting hit by a car or ingesting toxins. Depending on the situation and severity, vets may opt to transfuse fresh whole blood (contains all the components), just the red blood cells, or blood plasma (contains most of the blood proteins).
While human blood types are A, B, AB, or O, in dogs, we typically just refer to them as either positive or negative. There are many other antigens in play, but the consequences are not as severe. However, it you should always cross-match the blood of the donor and acceptor to ensure that a transfusion reaction does not occur.
@swansonelaine ’13, has had an interesting five years since earning her BS in Business Management and certificate in Non-Profit Administration. After SOU, she went straight into farm and garden administration by working in different agriculture settings located in the PNW, Australia, then to Sweden, and Brooklyn, N.Y. Her last job was working in Brooklyn for a rooftop, hydroponic urban farm called Gotham Greens. After that, she became very interested in plant science. This interest, coupled with her love of space developed into a new career goal of becoming an astrobotanist, in order to explore the bond of biologicals in deep space exploration. She is currently a post-baccalaureate student at @oregonstate, studying Botany and Mathematics. After this degree, her goal is to be selected for @nasa - National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s exploration analogs and act as the food production mission specialist, especially at the South Pole Food Growth Chamber in Antarctica. She is currently serving a 10-week NIFS internship at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center working with the Food Production team. Says Elaine, “It has been an incredible experience so far and will continue to benefit me as I move onto my graduate program in Controlled Environment Agriculture at the University of Arizona. I am very excited to represent Oregon in my journey to the stars and am thankful for the wonderful education I have received from both @souashland and OSU.” Onward and upward, Elaine! #RaiderFam#STEM#RaiderCheerAlumna
Overcoming preconceptions of what is possible! Paper is more amazing than you realize! Holding mass...in STEM...building taller (1 piece of card stock) 8th Science. #engineers#stem#creativethinkers
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Okay, I’ve officially become one of those research nuts 🤓 It’s Friday night and I’m burning the midnight oil. I can’t stop thinking about all I want to do in the lab next week! So here I am drinking a chai latte while scribbling down my wild ideas for the week and putting together a presentation. Yes, I ask myself “Why” too...
Right now, I’m excited about starting a super cool siRNA experiment for the first time. It’s a method to knock out a certain protein of interest, so that we can see if that protein is a critical driver of cancer. I’ve never done this protocol before so fingers crossed it works!
Alright, I’ll be honest. I’m ALWAYS like this! The more I do something, the more my brain fires up. Even when I was a 3rd year med student, it would be hard for me to “stop” thinking about medicine when I came home. It takes a while for me to warm up, but when I am it’s like I’m on fire 🔥 I love being in this state but I know it’s not sustainable, esp since I’m not giving enough time to family and friends. If anyone has tips on better work-life balance, please send my way!
10 months ago to the day, I published my 6th #scifi book in 13 years. Today, I began officially writing my 7th, which is the 4th in my current series of seven planned.
It feels good to be back in this world. To be able to explore even more of this universe, and the goings-on within it. To be with these planets, these characters, these emotions. For anyone who's followed me through the writing and publication of Embassy, Resonance, and Perihelid, you know what these books are to me. You know these are my lifeblood. Writing Embassy likely saved my life 6 years ago, and since then, I've poured myself completely into these pages.
These books are also the reason I became a science educator. These books are the reason @experiencedaliona exists. These books are why I love learning and teaching, why I get excited about science and space exploration, why I want to help inspire people young and old, to engage them with science. I feel, now, it would be a disservice to the mission these books inspired in me if I didn't at least give my best effort.
These books have seen my failures. The books have seen me ruin my life. These books have seen my rock bottoms. These books have seen me want to change. These books have seen me fall completely in love with someone who helped me turn my life around, and gave me the ability to help her when she needed me most. Every letter, every word, every sentence, every paragraph, every page, every chapter, every part...they all add up to ME, to who I was, to who I am, to who I want to become, to how I want to help the world.
These books aren't just my passion. They are an exposure of my very being.
Here's to Book 4. Here's to every new chapter. Here's to inspiration, to curiosity, and to all our endeavors.
My first week math rotations! Although my students should be entering into 4th grade knowing all of their multiplication facts, they never do. So, I like to focus the first week on practicing! Some of my centers this week included color by product, multiplication wheel, KABOOM!, and the multiplication ball.