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Welcome! On this page you will find programming, activities, and resources related to formal and informal education. Browse recent work on curricular materials: #education, and subscribe to get updates on education

Gulf Region: Community-based Citizen Science Projects

Public Lab is excited to announce that we will be working on the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’ Gulf Research Program aimed to build the scientific capacity of the next generation.

Read more about the project here.

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Here are some different activities particularly suited for use in the classroom:

Purpose Category Status Author Time Difficulty Replications
Flame testing metal salts observe - @kgradow1 3h medium 0 replications: Try it »
Tracking Plant Health Using Visible and Infrared Light -- Initial Experiences at an Arts High School - - @Travis - - 0 replications: Try it »
DIY Science Lesson with the Coqui - - @pdhixenbaugh - - 0 replications: Try it »
Building miniature kites at a family science night build - @SuziT9 - - 0 replications: Try it »
Prototyping a kite for kids build - @oscarbrett 3h easy 0 replications: Try it »
Using the Spectroscope for Analysis of Concentration (Beer's Law) test-limits - @straylight 3h medium 0 replications: Try it »
Bean Cam observe - @cfastie 1d medium 0 replications: Try it »
Lycopene - - @cfastie - - 0 replications: Try it »
Aerial Mapping Projects in Environmental Science at The Thacher School - - @thacherenvisci - - 0 replications: Try it »
Simple pulse motor generator, powered with solar panels - - @sciencetoolbar - - 0 replications: Try it »
Classroom Flame Spectroscopy - - @straylight - - 0 replications: Try it »
Scan and compare different gases (in discharge tubes, like neon) using a DIY spectrometer - - @warren - - 27 replications: Try it »
Youth Balloon Mapping Workshop Complete! - - @mjain26 - - 0 replications: Try it »
Hand-crank powered flashlights - - @pazb - - 0 replications: Try it »
See the Fraunhofer absorption lines in sunlight verify draft @warren 1h easy 4 replications: Try it »
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