Going Wireless: Shifting Augustana’s First-years Labs
Chemistry

Going Wireless: Shifting Augustana’s First-years Labs

The Augustana Campus chemistry labs have traditionally been perfectly acceptable, but have yielded somewhat standard chemistry experiments with very typical analysis. As a satellite campus of the University of Alberta, located in Camrose, Alberta...

Water Purification
Chemistry

Water Purification

Water is a precious resource, but not all water is potable and ready for consumption. Since water is a “the universal solvent,” it can dissolve many substances. Luckily, the physical and chemical properties of water and...

What’s YOUR weather like today …
Earth Science • Environmental Science

What’s YOUR weather like today …

Students are familiar with the concept of weather – they likely use an app to see what it’s going to be like every morning to decide what to wear. But do they know the difference between weather and climate? How can we...

Measuring Headwinds and GPS Speed with PASCO’s New Wireless Weather Sensor
Biology • Earth Science • Environmental Science

Measuring Headwinds and GPS Speed with PASCO’s New Wireless Weather Sensor

PASCO’s new Wireless Weather Sensor with GPS provides for some obvious investigations such as monitoring changes in weather. However, as this sensor measures 17 different parameters, there are almost countless ways that...

Help Students ♥ Chemical Changes
Chemistry • Physical Science

Help Students ♥ Chemical Changes

With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, the chemical changes observed most often are due to a little love in the air. Struggling to get your students to focus on real chemical reactions? “Wack-A-Pack” self-inflating...

Poinsettia pH paper
Chemistry

Poinsettia pH paper

The winter season is almost upon us. That means thoughts of holidays, hot chocolate, and Poinsettias. In chemistry class, you can use Poinsettias to introduce the concept of pH. Whether you are studying acids and bases, or...

Physical And Chemical Changes
Chemistry • Physical Science

Physical And Chemical Changes

You want an argument, bring some evidence!What do students look for when they are trying to distinguish a physical change from a chemical change? Sure, things like a change in temperature, color, or the formation of bubbles...

Enzyme Data-palooza
Biology

Enzyme Data-palooza

Many biology courses at every level start the year studying enzymes, since they are integral to so many biological processes. No matter what your preferred enzyme and substrate, sensors can help you get more data, and better...