Author Archives Rose Dugas

  • All of us know someone who has had cancer.  We talk about radiation and chemotherapy but have you ever wondered where and how it all started? I came across a post through a Facebook page called “Reactions” that intrigued me.  It was called “How Chemistry Changed WWI”.  After reading through it I would have titled […]

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  • Ahh summer, can’t wait for it to be here after the winter we’ve had.  But like any season, summer has its problems, especially for working families.  What to do with the kids? With more than 50 million school age children, parents are frazzled trying to cobble together programs for their children.  Many are lucky enough […]

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  • Jack Frost visited my car this week.  Jack left me a particularly beautiful rendition of a fractal.  So beautiful that I HAD to take a picture of it.  Below is that picture (I cropped out the less desirable aspects).  It got me wondering once again about the formation of ice crystals and then the nerd […]

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  • We use science everywhere, we just tend not to think about it.  If you like to cook you may wonder why your cake, bread, casserole did not turn out as expected.  In this article Tessa Arias “deconstructs” cupcakes to find out what make a great one.  She uses a control cupcake to test how small changes […]

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  • You all know that iron is an essential nutrient in our body, it is also the most common nutritional deficiency in the United States.  Iron is a very important part of your red blood cells.  It carries oxygenated blood throughout your body and without it you cannot make enough healthy red blood cells so your […]

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  • Some of you are aware that periodically Google will offer little coding projects on their home search page. I like to partake in those,they are actually fun.  The program that they use is called Google Blockly and EVERYONE can program.  They created this wonderful program so they could interest girls (mostly) in programming.  Why?  Because […]

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  • This is a wonderful video to watch with your students (has a learning component).  The youtube video also has links to other reaction videos.

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  • Ever heard of a hydra?  Somewhere in the back of my mind I remembered studying this in biology.  Hydra’s were always interesting because you could multiply them quite easily.  All that was soon forgotten but has been resurrected for me in a most curious manner.  The tiny hydra doesn’t seem to have a short lifespan […]

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  • This little story is amazing because it is the OLDEST human bone found.  Granted it was only one femur (leg bone) but it proved invaluable for what its genetics told us. Found in a river in western Siberia in 2008, it was turned over to paleontologists who believed it to be a few thousand years […]

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  • It seems that extinction is not limited to living things-languages can cease to exist.  It is forecast that approximately half of the estimated 7000 languages spoken around the world today may possibly die out.  Languages become endangered when the only people using them are older adults.  Their children tend to adopt more common languages used […]

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