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TED-Ed: Periodic Table  March 4th, 2015

Are you a fan of TED Talks? TED-Ed has put together an interactive periodic table comprised of their videos; this can be seen here. This could be a great resource for your students. Not only does TED-Ed talk about the properties of multiple elements, they also run experiments in several of their videos. Check it out!

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Wildlife Forensics Lab  March 4th, 2015

There is only one wildlife forensics lab in the world and its located in Ashland, Oregon. This forensics lab is just like any other, except the victims are animals. This could be a great oppurtunity to talk with your students about how a wildlife forensics lab might differ from a human one (this link might be helpful). If you are nearby you might want to consider taking a lab tour.

New Grand Engineering Challenge: Food Waste  March 4th, 2015

Food shortage is not the only issue anymore.  Wasting food is having a dramatic effect on the environment, economy and society. An estimated $162 billion is being lost because of unused food, as seen in this New York Times article.  This is an interesting topic to pose to your students. What solutions can you come up with to solve the food waste problem in your club, school, community, state, country or world? How does this solution work? Share with us!