Available Labs

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Can Euglena Fuel the World?

Subject: BIOLOGY , EARTH SCIENCE , ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE , GENERAL SCIENCE
Grade: 7-8 , 9-10
Device Location: Palo Alto, California, United States
Description: In this lab, you will learn about an organism called Euglena, and will be able to investigate whether or not Euglena can help solve some of the world's fuel shortages.

A Field Trip to Chernobyl - How Close is Too Close?

Subject: ECOLOGY , BIOLOGY , CHEMISTRY , EARTH SCIENCE , NATURAL SCIENCE
Grade: 9-10 , 11-12 , AP
Device Location: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Description: In this interactive lab, you will be learning about radioactivity and using a Geiger Counter to determine if you would go on a field trip to Chernobyl, the site of a nuclear meltdown in the 1980's.

Mathematical Modeling with Real Radiation Data

Subject: CHEMISTRY , MATH
Grade: 9-10 , 11-12
Device Location: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Description: In this lesson, you will use an instrument located at the University of Queensland in Australia to gain an understanding of how radiation moves through space. You will create a mathematical model and then use that model to predict radiation levels 1 kilometer away from the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant.

X-Ray Diffraction of Salts

Subject: CHEMISTRY
Grade: College
Device Location: Evanston, Illinois, United States
Description: In this lab, you will investigate the use of powder X-ray diffraction technique to calculate the unit cell parameter (the edge length) of a cubic unit cell and to calculate the density of a crystalline salt.

Radiation Shielding for a Mission to Mars (Focus: Radiation)

Subject: PHYSICS , CHEMISTRY , ASTRONOMY , SPACE SCIENCE
Grade: 7-8 , 9-10 , 11-12
Device Location: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Description: In this lab you will explore some of the challenges facing a manned mission to Mars.

Cell Phone Radiation - How close is too close?

Subject: BIOLOGY , CHEMISTRY , GENERAL SCIENCE
Grade: 7-8 , 9-10 , 11-12
Device Location: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Description: Have you ever wondered if you're frying your brain with your cell phone? Is it possible that using your cell phone could cause damage to your body? In this lab, you will explore whether your cell phone has any impact on your health, and if there is anything you can do to protect yourself from risk.

Cell Phone Radiation - How close is too close? (Focus: Scientific Explanations)

Subject: BIOLOGY , CHEMISTRY , MATH , GENERAL SCIENCE
Grade: 7-8 , 9-10 , 11-12
Device Location: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Description: In this lab, you will use data to create a scientific argument about your cell phone has any impact on your health, and if there is anything you can do to protect yourself from risk.