Matt Basile

  • 9 Science teachers put these activities to the test, at home

    9 Science teachers put these activities to the test, at home

    These science teachers don't miss a bit when it comes to giving their students live demonstrations of scientific principles--even while distance teaching.

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  • Think outside the box with these outdoor science activities

    Think outside the box with these outdoor science activities

    Students convert their backyard into an outdoor science lab to study everything from leaf chromatography to a microorganism-filled compost pile. Engage their natural curiosity about their world.

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  • Styrofoam cups vanish into thin air with this activity

    Styrofoam cups vanish into thin air with this activity

    Grab this Styrofoam-meets-acetone activity, so the science investigators in your class can make observations about the concept of dissolving and how to distinguish it from melting.

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  • Hovercrafts aren't just science friction with this activity

    Hovercrafts aren't just science friction with this activity

    Your students will get a rise out of building a hovercraft to explore the principles behind gravity, air resistance, and friction.

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  • Set the kitchen table for science time

    Set the kitchen table for science time

    There's a plethora of science experiments hiding in our refrigerators, pantries & junk drawers. If you're looking for creative science experiments for distance learners, then you're in the right place

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  • Looks like a moon but tastes like a cookie, it's a moon phase activity

    Looks like a moon but tastes like a cookie, it's a moon phase activity

    Harness your students' curiosity and imagination with this fun activity where students use observation skills to model Moon phases and learn concepts on gravitation and relativity, light, and spectra.

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  • Double (helix) the fun with this DNA activity

    Double (helix) the fun with this DNA activity

    This hands-on DNA activity uses common household supplies to teach students a technique for extracting the DNA that makes them who they are.

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  • Heat things up with this greenhouse effect activity

    Heat things up with this greenhouse effect activity

    If your students aren't familiar with the greenhouse effect, don't sweat it, we've got you covered. In this simple activity, students can use common household items to simulate the greenhouse effect.

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  • Rock it at home with this rocket activity

    Rock it at home with this rocket activity

    A fun distance learning activity using simple household items that helps teach concepts on chemical reactions, gravity, rockets, thrust, pressurization, and carbon dioxide.

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  • Spreading the facts about viruses

    Spreading the facts about viruses

    Viruses take over the cells of living organisms by injecting them with their genetic material. Learn how these buggers can turn healthy cells into virus-producing zombies!

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  • How vaccines take a big shot against viruses

    How vaccines take a big shot against viruses

    Understanding how vaccines work. While your body is battling germs in the vaccine, it's also making the antibodies it needs to help quickly recognize and destroy those germs before they make you sick.

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  • Our favorite free online resources for science teachers

    Our favorite free online resources for science teachers

    Our must-see list of online activities and resources for teachers planning remote learning for their students during school closure and looking for professional development.

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  • How does handwashing help prevent illness? The science of soap.

    How does handwashing help prevent illness? The science of soap.

    The good news is that by simply washing our hands, we can help decrease the spread of coronavirus and other things that make us sick.

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  • Celebrate Palindrome Days with these genetics and chromosome activities

    Celebrate Palindrome Days with these genetics and chromosome activities

    Palindrome days aren’t just fun dates on the calendar – they’re a great time to introduce students to the many palindromes in science and nature all around us. Here’s how to use them in your classroom

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  • How does road salt affect our environment? A free activity to investigate a slippery dilemma.

    How does road salt affect our environment? A free activity to investigate a slippery dilemma.

    Road salt keeps icy roads and sidewalks safe, but how does it impact our environment? In this activity students investigate how to keep roads safe while keeping our ponds safe, too.

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  • 12 Cool Technologies “The Jetsons” Predicted For 2062 That We Have Right Now

    12 Cool Technologies “The Jetsons” Predicted For 2062 That We Have Right Now

    Considering how we've already managed to achieve much of what was foreseen back in 1962 is an interesting lesson about the pace of change of digital technologies.

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