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Made from Dots

Notice how magazines print photos using dots made up of percentages of only three colors and black. Try your hand at using percentages of cyan, magenta and yellow to match the magazine color displayed.

Melting Rocks

Turning solid rock into liquid magma involves changing its temperature, pressure and water content. Try your hand at melting rock to create magma.

Monarch Butterflies

Observe monarch butterflies and report their sightings online. Share and review the sightings with other students/classrooms to track hemispheric migratory patterns.

Name That Atom

View twelve atoms each composed of different numbers of protons, neutrons and electrons. Determine whether the atom is an anion, cation or isotope and identify the element on the Periodic Table.

Periodic Table Assessment: Test Your Skills

Test your knowledge of atoms, orbitals, periods/groups, characteristics of families, isotopes and relative mass. Take this 39-question test, review your correct and incorrect answers, and print out your assessment.

The Periodic Table

Go through the Periodic Table piece by piece and learn how it works. Also, figure out how and why elements interact to make the world you see around you.

Problem: Cystic Fibrosis

Explore the concept of genetic inheritance. Learn how to calculate the probability that cystic fibrosis will be inherited using the Punnett square.

Reaction Time

You'll be challenged to test your reaction time under different conditions and then compare the results. You'll find out how processing in the brain changes reaction time under different conditions: being distracted, being presented with emotionally charged stimuli, or being faced with increasing complex tasks.

Report Your Sightings

Observe various migratory species (hummingbirds, butterflies, etc.) and report their sightings online. Share and review the sightings with other students/classrooms to track hemispheric migratory patterns.

Rock Cycle Assessment: Test Your Skills

Test your knowledge of rocks and the rock cycle. Take this 15-question test, review your correct and incorrect answers, and print out your assessment.

The Rock Cycle

Learn how to distinguish between types of rocks and discover how rocks change over time.

Shrinking a Landfill

Shrink a community landfill by 10 percent with a budget of $50,000. Review each type of waste (food, glass, paper, etc.) and see how much reduction you can get for your money.

Stellar Spectra

When the light of a star passes through a spectrograph, elements of that star reveal a specific signature. Compare the spectra of four elements and a star to identify which elements you can detect in the star's atmospere.

Storm Chaser

The Storm Prediction Center has issued a tornado warning. Do you have what it takes to be a storm chaser?

Symbolic Monarch Butterfly Migration

Join the celebration by creating paper butterflies that will migrate to their counterparts in Mexico for the winter. Children in Mexico who live beside the monarch's winter sanctuaries send them north in the spring.

Tulip Gardens

Track tulip growth as the season changes from winter to spring. See how temperature, rainfall and sunshine affect growth and help scientists look for patterns of climate change.

Volcanoes

Today, there are many active volcanoes worldwide. Is there anything we can do to predict how and when they will erupt?

Weather

Try your hand at tornado chasing and discover how wind chill works.

Where Is the Player?

Examine how multiple light sources produce shadows of differing darkness and length. Move a player (with four light sources) around the field until your image matches the five other images on the page so you can identify where the player is on the field.

Where Should You Build?

Plans are underway for three large building projects near Milehigh Volcano. You must examine soil samples at each site, decide whether or not it’s safe to build and then go to the press conference to report your findings

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