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?
SCIENCE It’s no fish tale: The Greenland shark is the longest-lived vertebrate on the planet, a new study says. (Nat Geo News) Use our lessons, media, and articles to learn more about sharks. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas According to Nat Geo News, Greenland sharks are the longest-lived vertebrates on the planet. What is … Continue reading Old Ladies of the Sea
SCIENCE Members of the exclusive UPPU Club lived and breathed radiation . . . literally. (War is Boring) See the club’s group project here. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit. Discussion Ideas The short essay never explains how the exclusive UPPU club got its name. What do you think? Pu is the chemical symbol of the element … Continue reading The Scientists Who Pee Plutonium
SCIENCE What will happen to Astronaut Scott Kelly’s body during his year in space? With a nod to Leonardo, NASA diagrams it for us. (NASA) Do you really need to ask why astronauts are awesome? Well, here are 5 Reasons Why to get you started. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit. Discussion Ideas First, a little background: … Continue reading What Happens to Astronaut Poop? Look to the Skies!