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Volcano Summer Camp

Team Acoustic, Team Seismic, Team Roof, and Team Debris: This is a ‘Volcano Summer Camp’ of sorts, a gathering of scientists and engineers who are detonating underground explosives at the University at Buffalo‘s Geohazards Field Station. Their goal: Safely simulate volcanic eruptions that can inform scientific work on and around…

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Volcano Summer Camp

Team Acoustic, Team Seismic, Team Roof, and Team Debris: This is a ‘Volcano Summer Camp’ of sorts, a gathering of scientists and engineers who are detonating underground explosives at the University at Buffalo‘s Geohazards Field Station. Their goal: Safely simulate volcanic eruptions that can inform scientific work on and around…

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Honey in space

When astronauts on the International Space Station aren’t conducting science experiments, exercising, or enjoying the view from the cupola, they just might be found playing with their food. In this short microgravity demonstration from the Canadian Space Agency, Canadian Astronaut David Saint-Jacques opens a jar of honey while floating on…

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Vermicomposting with red wigglers, a time-lapse

These red wiggler worms move through the layers of compost like subway trains through a busy city. This vermicomposting time lapse video from A V demonstrates the powerful transformation of compostables into nutrient soil over the course of 80 days. What is vermicomposting? Vermicompost (vermi-compost, vermiculture) is the product of…

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Filling a Pythagoras Cup (Greedy Cup) with Mercury

The Pythagoras Cup, also known as the Tantalus Cup or Greedy Cup, is a physics demonstration, a tool for moderation, and a practical joke. Pour a liquid into the cup beyond the tall bump in the middle and it begins to uncontrollably leak out from the bottom. Professor Sir Martyn…

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Cookie Monster Practices Self-Regulation

Sometimes it’s hard to stay calm and resist impulses, like not eating giant, fresh, warm cookies on a plate… just waiting there to be eaten. Looking melty. Smelling delicious. How can we wait? And how can kids (and adults) learn and practice self-regulation? NPR Life Kit: Parenting offers some helpful…

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Mary Anning, the greatest fossilist the world ever knew

Around 1811, 12-year-old Mary Anning and her brother Joseph discovered what she would later find to be a remarkably complete Jurassic-era fossil of an Ichthyosaurus, a prehistoric marine reptile. It was the first of many scientific discoveries she made near the fossil-rich cliffs of Lyme Regis, including a plesiosaur and…

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Burrowing owls of Columbia’s open plains

Digging holes in grasslands, deserts, and open plains, or adopting another animal’s abandoned subterranean shelter, the burrowing owl is the only owl species that lives underground. This clip from The Smithsonian Channel‘s Into the Wild Columbia shows one owl protecting above ground while another one keeps eggs warm below. From…

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Community-built miniature cardboard cities

In this 2018 video from Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, artists Alfredo and Isabel Aquilizan present Pillars to Posts: Project Another Country, an assemblage of stacked cardboard ‘dream homes’ created with recycled boxes, skewers, tape and glue. The community-made installation evokes themes of migration, adaptation, belonging, memory, and identity….

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The Golden Rain Experiment: Turning lead into ‘gold’ lead

Is it possible to transmute lead into gold? Scientific American explains that “it is indeed possible—all you need is a particle accelerator, a vast supply of energy and an extremely low expectation of how much gold you will end up with.” For scientists and teachers who don’t have all that,…

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Koalas 101 and koala conservation efforts

Things we did not know about koalas include their six opposable “thumbs” and their downward-facing pouches. What else is unique about these eucalyptus-eating marsupial herbivores? This Koalas 101 from NatGeo Wild provides an excellent introduction to their anatomy, diet, sleep patterns, anthropogenic threats, and more. A May 2019 announcement from…

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Paper flower artist Arnold Drake World

For 11 years, paper flower artist Arnold Drake World has been making paper morning glories, calla lilies, roses, and other flowers from premium quality paper napkins, specifically Tork-brand Premium MB570. He works in the coffee shop at Portland’s Powell’s Books where he can meet with potential customers and admirers. Documentary…

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