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STEM Friday! In science today we learned how a seed could possibly travel halfway around the globe! To say the kids enjoyed it would be an understatement.
I also realized I need to better plan when my neighbor is doing a test 😬 Opps! I tried keeping them quiet! .
Courtesy of @mysterysci .
Next up is a STEM Career learning activity courtesy of @rozzylearning ! My students are going to learn about a career in herpetology!
As soon as I saw this sticker from @teachlikeagirl I knew I HAD to have it! 🔬I stress to my students (especially to my girls) that ANYONE can be a scientist! It’s so important to show them REAL LIFE women scientists! 👩🏻🔬 And luckily I am/was one! Ever since I was a little girl I wanted to work with animals then one day my dream came true and I was accepted to study wildlife @virginia.tech 🦃🎓It was the one of the most wonderful and satisfying things I have ever done! (I still hope to do more stuff like this one day🌱)
Wildlife🐾 is my passion and I want my students to know that they can accomplish great things and find theirs. If it was not for the passionate science teachers I had in school, I may have never been able to have that opportunity or become a science teacher myself. I want to be the teacher for my kids!❤️
(FYI don’t hold a snapping turtle like that. It can hurt their tail. I was just a little nervous when I was holding him😅)
2018 was a great year for me! Matt and I bought our first house, got Marvin, and I started my first middle school science job! It has been a unforgettable year. What was your best memory of 2018?!
3 5310:06 PM Dec 31, 2018
Happy New Year! Here is a repost of my Color Changing Lava Lamp, my favorite project of the year! It’s just canola oil, juice from a red cabbage (from a juicer or blender), washing soda, and an alka seltzer tablet! Check out my blog for the full instructions and the science behind the magic!
Basically, alka seltzer is made of a powdered acid and base compressed into a tablet. They begin to react when dissolved in water.
This particular acid/base reaction makes carbon dioxide as a product. Most of that carbon dioxide bubbles up out of the water, creating the lava lamp effect.
Some of the carbon dioxide, however, becomes dissolved in the water (in this case cabbage juice). Another reaction occurs here which changes carbon dioxide and water to carbonic acid, which makes the solution acidic.
Here’s where the cabbage juice comes in. Cabbage juice contains anthocyanins, which change color as pH changes. So as carbonic acid is created, the pH decreases and the anthocyanins change color.
This is a big hit with the little ones (and basically anyone who sees it😍), and is a great introduction to the magic of science. Happy New Year!!
A less invasive treatment to remove kidney stones🦠
1 704:05 PM Dec 29, 2018
Y’all!!!! I am obsessed with my new pen caddy! 😍 I saw someone someone on Instagram have it and I knew I needed it! It’s the perfect organizer and easy to grab while I make mind maps! .
As you can see I still have some room for more so comment with you favorite pens/markers/pencils so I can fill this baby up!🙌🏼