In this inquiry-based activity, students will design and build a model of a greenhouse using mirrors and/or lenses that can be used to grow food all year. They will use their knowledge of optics to make their greenhouse more efficient (i.e., optimal temperature for plant growth).
by Laura Wodlinger, Director of Secondary Resource Development, STAO Many people consider science to be a collection of verified true facts, separate from human issues like discrimination. While... read more
Chemists are constantly faced with the daunting task of counting large numbers of items, specifically atoms, ions, molecules and compounds. This task is made even more difficult by the fact that not... read more
Categories: Lab/Student Activity
The objective for this project was to help students understand that classroom learning has to be linked to real-life problems in order to become meaningful. Students are learning the basic concepts... read more