How Much Pee is in Your Pool?

HEALTH You know that sharp odor of chlorine from the swimming pool? Turns out it’s not just chlorine, but a potent brew of chemicals that form when chlorine meets sweat, body oils, and urine. (NPR) Hold your nose and take a look at some cool pools! Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas How can scientists … Continue reading How Much Pee is in Your Pool?

Five Ways to Beat the Heat

I haven’t been following the national forecasts as closely as I should recently—how’s the weather in your corner of the country? In D.C., it’s been pretty steamy this past week. Literally, like a sauna. So, on my way to work this morning, I challenged myself to think cool thoughts. And—voilà—the perfect blog post materialized. 5 Ways to Beat the Heat [geographically] 1.    Investigate “cool” offers … Continue reading Five Ways to Beat the Heat