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Praxis Science Outreach Science Smarts: How Is It Used Again When We Recycle?

The latest Praxis Science Outreach “Science Smarts” column in the Medicine Hat News (October 1, 2022)

Praxis Science Outreach Science Smarts Column

October 1, 2022

How Is It Used Again When We Recycle?

The latest Praxis ‘Science Smarts’ column in the Medicine Hat News. The article may also be found in the Medicine Hat News at https://medicinehatnews.com/life/local-life/2022/10/01/science-smarts-how-is-it-used-again-when-we-recycle/ or via PressReader at https://www.pressreader.com/article/281844352518040.


As I look at the pile of recycling to go to the depot, I begin to wonder, just how do they reuse these materials. I am sure that many of you have wondered the exact same thing! As I researched the process, it turns out, it can be quite a fun activity to do.

Let’s get started!

*Remember to ask an adult before doing this experiment.

Materials
• Several sheets of newspaper
• Blender or food processor
• Water
• Sink or large cake pan
• Old pair of nylons
• Metal coat hanger(s)
• Electric iron
• Food colouring
• Tape
• Scissors
• Measuring cups

Making the…

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Praxis Science Outreach Science Smarts: The Science Behind Our Precious Smiles

The latest Praxis Science Smarts Column in the Medicine Hat News

Praxis Science Outreach Science Smarts Column

September 24, 2022

The Science Behind Our Precious Smiles

The latest Praxis ‘Science Smarts’ column in the Medicine Hat News. The article may also be found in the Medicine Hat News at https://medicinehatnews.com/life/local-life/2022/09/24/science-smarts-the-science-behind-our-precious-smiles/ or via PressReader at https://www.pressreader.com/article/281887302176325.


I just returned from the dentist and on the ride home, had a discussion with my passenger about the importance of good dental hygiene.

We often do not think about our teeth as being fragile and that we need to take care of them exceptionally well. They have to last us a lifetime after all! This experiment will show you how the simplest thing can damage our precious smile.

Let’s get started!

*Remember to ask an adult before doing this experiment.

Materials

• Eggshell
• Soda of your choice
• Clear glass or jar
• Plastic wrap
• Tweezers

Procedure

  1. Place the eggshell (without the egg) in the glass.
  2. Cover the…

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Praxis Science Outreach Science Smarts: The Science of Hot and Cold

The latest Praxis Science Smarts column in the Medicine Hat News.

Praxis Science Outreach Science Smarts Column

September 17, 2022

The Science of Hot and Cold

The latest Praxis ‘Science Smarts’ column in the Medicine Hat News. The article may also be found in the Medicine Hat News (paper or electronic subscriptions) or via PressReader at https://www.pressreader.com/article/281724093404578.

I think I am finally getting settled back into a steady routine as school is well underway! It has been great to see so many teachers reach out and inquire about how we can support them this year in their STEM education!

Nothing makes me more excited than to share my love of science with everyone. Quite a few requests have been coming in with the topic of weather for the classroom. This week, I thought I would share a visually exciting experiment that replicates how hot and cold masses react when they meet in the atmosphere. Let’s get started!

*Remember to ask an adult before doing this experiment.

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Praxis Science Outreach Science Smarts: September Sliming

The latest Praxis Science Outreach ‘Science Smarts’ column in the Medicine Hat News.

Praxis Science Outreach Science Smarts Column

September 10, 2022

September Sliming

The latest Praxis ‘Science Smarts’ column in the Medicine Hat News. The article may also be found in the Medicine Hat News at https://medicinehatnews.com/life/local-life/2022/09/10/science-smarts-september-sliming/ or via PressReader at https://www.pressreader.com/article/281715503455097.

September has been off to a great start! I am enjoying the craziness surrounding back to school this year. Around the office, I am planning some exciting events that we will be participating in (so keep an eye out for announcements!).

This coming week, we are REALLY excited to be joining Methanex for their Community Days on Wednesday, Sept. 14. We have taken part the last few times it has been out at the plant, and they do an absolutely amazing job showcasing STEM in our community. Of course, Praxis will be there with some hands on activities for participants to take part in as well.

I hate to give away all of my secrets…

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Praxis Outreach Science Smarts: Sticky Seed Challenge

The latest Praxis “Science Smarts” column in the Medicine Hat News.

Praxis Science Outreach Science Smarts Column

September 3, 2022

The latest Praxis ‘Science Smarts’ column in the Medicine Hat News. The article may also be found in the Medicine Hat News at https://medicinehatnews.com/life/local-life/2022/09/03/science-smarts-sticky-seed-challenge/ or via PressReader at https://www.pressreader.com/article/281702618538705.

Sticky Seed Challenge

All I can say is OH MY! I was walking through the field the other day and when I got home, quite a few “somethings” were poking me in the ankles. I looked down and WOW there were SO many little seeds all through my leggings and socks… They were pretty stuck to me. I challenge you to go for a walk this weekend and try to identify some of these seeds. Hopefully the ones you find will not be all weeds, like mine were.

*Remember to ask an adult before doing this experiment.

Materials
• Pair of shoes
• Old pair of wool socks
• Field or an area to walk around in

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