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Praxis Science Outreach Science Smarts: The Summer Of Science!

The latest Praxis Science Smart column!

Praxis Science Outreach Science Smarts Column

June 25, 2022

The latest Praxis ‘Science Smarts’ column in the Medicine Hat News (June 25). The article may also be found in the Medicine Hat News at https://medicinehatnews.com/life/local-life/2022/06/25/science-smarts-the-summer-of-science/ or via PressReader at https://www.pressreader.com/article/281895891924796.

The Summer Of Science!

Can you believe that summer has officially started! June 21 was the summer solstice. This means this was the day of the year where we have the most sunlight hours in a day. It seems so early in the year for this as summer is just starting! I think of it as a promising way to kick off the long warm days and nights of summer.

Of course, what better way to kick off summer but with some fun STEM activities?

Let’s get started.

*Remember to ask an adult before doing this experiment.

Materials
• sheet of paper
• masking tape
• wooden skewer (2)
• ribbons (optional)
• string
•…

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Praxis Science Outreach Science Smarts: Praxis Celebrates 30 Years of Science

Praxis celebrates 30 years!

Praxis Science Outreach Science Smarts Column

June 18, 2022

The latest Praxis ‘Science Smarts’ column in the Medicine Hat News (June 18). The article may also be found in the Medicine Hat News or via PressReader at https://pressreader.com/article/281715503283812.

Praxis Celebrates 30 Years of Science

Wow, can you believe it is finally time to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Praxis Science Outreach Society?

I will be honest; it really seems like yesterday that I started working here because some days it does not seem like work at all — I really love what I do! What Praxis does for the communities in southeastern Alberta is very near and dear to me. I know that no one will ever love science as much as I do, but it gives me great joy sharing it with others.

We do hope you make time to pop in to the Carriage House at the Stampede Grounds today between 10 a.m…

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Praxis Science Outreach Science Smarts: Magic Science …. or is it?

The latest Praxis Science Smarts column in the Medicine Hat News and information about their 30th Anniversary event next Saturday.

Praxis Science Outreach Science Smarts Column

June 11, 2022

The latest Praxis ‘Science Smarts’ column in the Medicine Hat News (June 11). The article may also be found in the Medicine Hat News at https://medicinehatnews.com/life/local-life/2022/06/10/science-smarts-magic-science-or-is-it/ or via PressReader at https://www.pressreader.com/article/281861532157878.

Magic Science …. or is it?

Well, I need to be honest with all of my loyal readers this week…. I am a little bit stressed, BUT also REALLY excited!

In case you have not heard, our 30th anniversary celebration is fast approaching. On June 18, we will be at the Stampede Grounds, Carriage House showcasing many of our exciting experiments (for you to participate in) as well some local scientists performing some “explosive” science…I cannot wait. Here is a sneak peak at one of the activities we may have on hand.

Let’s get started!

Remember to ask an adult before doing this experiment.

Materials

  • Large popsicle sticks (similar to the kind you would find…

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Praxis Science Outreach Science Smarts: Rain, Rain Come Again!

The latest Praxis Science Smarts Column in the Medicine Hat News

Praxis Science Outreach Science Smarts Column

June 4, 2022

The latest Praxis ‘Science Smarts’ column in the Medicine Hat News (June 4). The article may also be found in the Medicine Hat News at https://medicinehatnews.com/life/local-life/2022/06/04/science-smarts-rain-rain-come-again/ or via PressReader at https://www.pressreader.com/article/281852942209515.

Rain, Rain Come Again!

Well, it sure does not look like we are going to get some much needed rain anytime soon (but now it may be happening) … I have resorted to making my own! Hopefully once we learn a bit more about the water cycle, we will understand why it is not raining?

Let’s get started!

Remember to ask an adult before doing this experiment.

Materials

  • Electric kettle
  • Water
  • Metal spoon
  • Freezer
  • Oven mitt
  • Towels

Procedure

  1. Put your metal spoon in the freezer to keep it cold.
  2. Put some water in a kettle and plug it in.
  3. Once the water has been boiling for about one minute and there is steam escaping the…

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The Praxis Science Outreach Society’s 30th Anniversary June 18 Celebration Event — Praxis Science outreach – CONNECTING SCIENCE AND THE COMMUNITY OF SOUTHEAST ALBERTA

Since our official incorporation date of April 13, 1992 Praxis has been making science approachable and fun in southeastern Alberta by providing hands-on learning kits, volunteers, and speakers for classrooms; by facilitating workshops for teachers and career exploration days for students; and by supporting local and regional science fairs. Despite the challenges posed by the […]

The Praxis Science Outreach Society’s 30th Anniversary June 18 Celebration Event — Praxis Science outreach – CONNECTING SCIENCE AND THE COMMUNITY OF SOUTHEAST ALBERTA

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Praxis Science Outreach Science Smarts: Cartesian Divers Under Pressure

The latest Praxis Science Smarts Column!

Praxis Science Outreach Science Smarts Column

May 28, 2022

The latest Praxis ‘Science Smarts’ column in the Medicine Hat News (May 28). The article may also be found in the Medicine Hat News at https://medicinehatnews.com/life/local-life/2022/05/28/science-smarts-cartesian-divers-under-pressure/ or via PressReader at https://www.pressreader.com/article/281852942195398.

Cartesian Divers Under Pressure

I have been busy planning some of the hands-on activities for our 30th anniversary celebration coming up on June 18 at the Carriage House.

This has to be one of my favourite things to do — it is so much fun trying out activities to see if they will work for a variety of age groups. My test subjects are often agreeable when it comes to fun “chores” like this as well. Here is one that I think will be a hit.

Let’s get started!

Remember to ask an adult before doing this experiment.

Materials

  • Empty 500 mL water/pop bottle with a lid
  • Water
  • Medicine dropper/pipette
  • Brass hex nut

Procedure

  1. Fill…

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