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Celebrating New Year with age-old traditions

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Among many Southern (US folks) as well as African-Americans, there are some very tried-and-true News Year Day superstitions traditions.  And me being a lover of cultural rituals, I look forward to them – even if I don’t always follow through. 1. First visitor to cross your threshold must be a man. I heard a lot [...]

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The Urban Scientist

5 Fun Educational Gift Ideas for Holiday Toy Drives

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Originally posted at Urban Science Adventures! © Educational Gift Giving Ideas for the Holidays. It’s that time of year for good cheer, celebrating, and holiday parties. I especially love attending networking holiday parties. And in the spirit of the holidays, many of these parties have charitable notions. Some ask for food donations, or to adopt-an-angel/family/child/senior. [...]

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It’s National Chemistry Week: 2012 Theme is Nanotechnology

Happy National Chemistry Week! From October 21-27, 2012 Chemists, Chemical Engineers, Chemical Professionals and enthusiasts are celebrating how wonderful Chemistry is! And it is.  But I have to admit, I’m such a biologist – a whole organism, big animal and plant type – that anything I can’t see with my eyes or a hand lens [...]

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The Urban Scientist

Urban Science Adventure: Pollination Observations

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In celebration of Pollination Week, June 18-24, I wanted to give everyone a few ideas for a great Urban Science Adventure Activity you can do this weekend.  Today, June 21st is also Summer Learning Day. Join communities across the country in celebrating the importance of summer learning. Summer Learning Day is widely supported by educators, [...]

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The Urban Scientist

Urban Science Adventure: Summer Fun and Summer Science

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The warmer weather calls us outside to run, jump and play. That goes for the kids and adults, too.  And while you’re out having fun with friends and family, be sure to keep your eyes and ears open. For what, you may ask.  For all of the nature that is beginning to emerge, sprout and bloom [...]

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Urban Science Adventure: Art and Science of Autumn Leaves

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Why do tree leaves change color in the fall?  It’s a common question of curious kids (and adults). Why do the leaves of trees like the Sweetgum, Oak, Maple and Gingko go from hues of green to brilliant hues of yellow, gold, rust, orange, and red?  It all comes down to pigments. Pigments are the  color-holding [...]

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The Urban Scientist

Urban Science Adventure: Make a model landfill (and support science classrooms, too)

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What happens after you discard something into the trash can? Does it disappear? Does it simply go away? What happens to it? Well, those questions are the types of real inquiry, practical science that inner-city teachers like Mrs. Teece of Northwest Academy in St. Louis, Missouri, explores with her high school science students. In our [...]

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The Urban Scientist

Urban Science Adventure: Rock Flipping

Sunday, September 11, 2011 was 5th Annual International Rock Flipping Day.  I walked my favorite nearby park and basked in the sunshine and taking in the lovely scenery.  I wasn’t handling the news coverage of the 9/11 commemoration very well, so being outside and enjoying the quiet was exactly what I needed; and thanks to [...]

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