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May 01, 2006 (Vol. 26, No. 9)

Science Experiments

URL:www.geocities.com/CapeCanaveral/Hall/1410
  • Experiments targeted well for audience
  • Mostly for kids
I've avoided geocities sites in the past because they are too volatile—sites often disappear rapidly. I decided to take a chance on this one, however, hosted by Stephen Fuller, who describes himself as a Lab Dad, and he is a science instructor in Kansas City. The reason I decided to write about his pages is that they are so well done. Organized in a lab notebook format, the experiments he describes range from biology to chemistry to physical science, earth sciences, and food sciences. The target audience for the experiments is described as approximately high school, but I found several of them that would be of interest to college students, as well. This is a great way to introduce new students to science and to help train students already interested in science.
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