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Putting It All Together

Forestville Elementary Innovation Lab update:   In Innovation Lab last week we took a look at all the work we have done so far in the Eco-Schools USA process and realized it’s been a lot! We have surveyed recycling, trash, and energy waste, examined composting viability, and tried out novel ways to reuse materials and […]

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Wow! Science fun at home – Purple Cabbage pH Indicator

In this activity liquid colors change unexpectedly! It is easily modified by age – young children enjoy watching the colors change, while older children can make predictions. Parents can enjoy being a magician! Materials Purple cabbage Boiling water Child-friendly acids – Lemon juice, vinegars, lemon-lime soda, milk, buttermilk, crushed aspirin, pool water Child-friendly bases – […]

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Science at home – and Family Fun Outside

Here is a great activity you can start with your children now and carry out repeatedly over time.  Have your students select a small plot of yard or garden to observe over time.  Ideally the plot will be in an area that is likely to change – such as a garden – rather than a […]

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