Minecraft Build Challenge: Photosynthesis and Respiration

I have found that Minecraft, as an educational tool, is very effective in helping students understand science concepts. When students are tasked with a “Minecraft Build Challenge” in my classroom, they are required to demonstrate modeling skills, solve problems, practice engineering principles, and have fun. Though the ‘fun’ part is what the students see first, […]

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Insecti-Gadgets Part 2

The High Wire Heist The local vigilante known as “Bugman” teams up with a professor of entomology and biological engineering to create a dynamic duo stopping crime in its tracks with insect inspired gadgets. The following is a mission briefing as told by the professor to Bugman. Be warned, the professor is obsessed with insect […]

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Insecti-gadgets Part 1

A Hostage Situation in a Heavily Armored Car The local vigilante known as “Bugman” teams up with a professor of entomology and biological engineering to create a dynamic duo stopping crime in its tracks with insect inspired gadgets. The following is a mission briefing as told by the professor to Bugman. Be warned, the professor […]

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The Levitation Magic of Density

Hi all! I am trying something new… CHEMISTRY VLOGS! Join me as I try chemistry/science experiments at home and make videos about them. Chemistry Vlog #2: The Levitation Magic of Density! Density is quite the magical phenomena. It can cause things to float and sink, and when multiple substances with different densities interact with each […]

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Home Made Lava Lamp!?

Hi all! I am trying something new… CHEMISTRY VLOGS! Join me as I try chemistry/science experiments at home and make videos about them. Chemistry Vlog #1: Home Made Lava Lamp… But first a riddle: What do lava lamps and the use of pills have in common??? Watch my short video to find out! Plus, if […]

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Celebration of the Beetle

As I join my family around the dinner table this Thanksgiving, I look forward to the tradition of sharing various things we are thankful for. My family knows me as the crazy/cool science guy so naturally I have a unique response to what I am thankful for this year–BEETLES. As an amateur entomologist, beetles are […]

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