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Graph Creator Issue Date: 08-20-2017

Cool Spots imageHave you ever completed a school presentation or a science project where you had to display results? The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) designed Create A Graph, nces.ed.gov/nceskids/createagraph, to provide students with the tools they need to create amazing-looking graphs. You can choose from bar, line, area, pie and XY graphs. Not sure which type of graph to use? Check out the Create a Graph Tutorial to find answers to all of your questions. You’ll find inspiration with the colorful Examples provided. Be sure to bookmark this page — it will come in handy for assignments!

Visit: http://nces.ed.gov/nceskids/createagraph
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Awesome Science Projects Issue Date: 03-05-2017

Cool Spots imageDid you know that science fairs aren’t just for school? Google Science Fair, googlesciencefair.com, is open to individual students and teams between ages 13 and 18, who compete to win prizes such as scholarships and travel opportunities. Read the details in Competition Overview. Are you having trouble selecting a project? In Participants, use the Make Better Generator to narrow your search based on your interests. Whether you decide to compete in Google’s next contest or a school fair, Judging criteria shows you what science fairs look for. In For Teachers and Mentors, learn how to turn a question into a project idea.

Visit: http://googlesciencefair.com
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Everyday Science Issue Date: 07-31-2016

Cool Spots image3M and Discovery Education present the Science of Everyday Life, scienceofeverydaylife.com/families/index.cfm. Family Activities bring chemistry, physics and general science to light in your home and daily pursuits. Next time you hear the phrase “It’s not rocket science,” you will be able to explain the basic principles when you complete Full of Hot Air. Travel Through Time as you visit the Interactive Timeline of innovations from the last 100 years. Next, find out how that exhilarating roller coaster makes it up those inclines in Roller Coaster: The Ups and Downs of Fun. Enter the Virtual Lab to explore science in the kitchen when you play Too Hot to Handle.

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Science for Kids Issue Date: 06-05-2016

Cool Spots imageBefore you can build a project such as a bridge or a boat, you need to create a test model to make sure your design will work. Kids Try Science, teacherstryscience.org/kids, is a collection of fun math, science and technology projects you can try at home. Build a Balloon Car that runs solely on air power. What does geometry have to do with science? Find out when you Build a Raft in a few simple steps. Test your raft in the water to make sure it floats. When you Build a Treetop Walkway, you have to choose your materials carefully so you don’t damage the rainforest.

Visit: http://teacherstryscience.org/kids
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Virtual Lab Issue Date: 11-01-2015

Cool Spots imageHave you ever wondered about DNA’s role in diagnosing illnesses and solving crimes? Visit the PCR Virtual Lab, learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/labs/pcr/, to learn how it works. As you participate in an experiment to create copies of DNA strands, you will learn why each step is important. For instance, did you know that a temperature of 203 F is required to separate two strands of DNA in a test tube? Watch what happens when your PCR tube is placed in the DNA Thermal Cycler. Find out how many cycles it takes to create more than a billion segments of DNA.

Visit: http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/labs/pcr/
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