Science@IMSA – Friday: Experiment Result Presentations

Science@IMSA – Friday: Experiment Result Presentations

Students finished up the week by presenting their research projects to their fellow classmates.

By being able to communicate and show off their hard work, our students have completed their transformation into knowledgeable ecologists!

Ask your student:

How has your experience changed the way you view our planet?

What can you do to conserve and use resources in a more sustainable way?

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Science@IMSA – Thursday: Greenhouse Gas Lab

Science@IMSA – Thursday: Greenhouse Gas Lab

This Thursday, our students spent the day in the greenhouse: Earth! We learned how sunlight comes through the atmosphere and gets absorbed by the land and gasses in the atmosphere, trapping heat. Students collected and graphed data to analyze.

Ask your student:

What type of radiation holds the most heat? (Infrared)

What does the greenhouse effect mean for Earth? (Global warming)

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Science@IMSA – Tuesday: Carbon Burger

Science@IMSA – Tuesday: Carbon Burger

Our environmentalists resumed their understanding of people’s impact on the Earth.  Today, we learned just how much carbon dioxide is produced in the production of a single cheeseburger. Raising and harvesting the meat, growing and collecting the toppings, and shipping all of the food adds up to a large footprint for just one burger. Students calculated these emissions themselves to get more perspective about their environmental impact.

Ask your student:

What’s the largest source of carbon dioxide in the production of a burger? (Shipping / factory)

Does this change the way you feel about your food?

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Science@IMSA – Monday: Carbon Footprint

Science@IMSA – Monday: Carbon Footprint

Students explored their personal carbon footprint by taking an interactive quiz. They found out that if everyone used this amount of resources, it would take multiple planet earths to sustain them! With this perspective in mind, they retook the test to reduce their dependency. “Now I think I get why my dad always tells me to turn off the lights when I leave the room,” one student realized.

Ask your student:

What does sustainability mean? (Conserving resources / finding alternatives to make sure our lifestyle is long-lasting)

How can we lessen our carbon footprint? (Use fewer resources, local food, car-pool, conserve power, etc.)

Here are some pictures from their day.

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Science@IMSA: Friday

Science@IMSA: Friday

Students finished up the week by presenting their research projects to their fellow classmates.

By being able to communicate and show off their hard work, our students have completed their transformation into knowledgeable ecologists!

Ask your student:

How has your experience changed the way you view our planet?

What can you do to conserve and use resources sustainably?

Science@IMSA: Thursday

Greenhouse Gas Lab

This Thursday, our students spent the day in the greenhouse: Earth! We learned how sunlight comes through the atmosphere and gets absorbed by the land and gasses in the atmosphere, trapping heat. Students collected and graphed data to analyze.

Ask your student:

What type of radiation holds the most heat? (Infrared)

What does the greenhouse effect mean for Earth? (Global warming)

Science@IMSA: Wednesday

Ant Data Collection

This Wednesday, our students became ecologists as they examined humans’ impact on ant populations. They developed a testable hypothesis, learned methods to test trophic interactions, and collected data through observation. Although ants outnumber us by about 1.5 million to 1, we can have a big effect on them!

These burgeoning ecologists will keep learning how humans affect the environment throughout the week!

Ask your student:

Do ants share the same habitats as humans?

How can we better share the environment with other animals like ants?

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Science@IMSA: Tuesday

Carbon Burger

Our environmentalists resumed their understanding of people’s impact on the Earth.  Today, we learned just how much carbon dioxide is produced in the production of a single cheeseburger. Raising and harvesting the meat, growing and collecting the toppings, and shipping all of the food adds up to a large footprint for just one burger. Students calculated these emissions themselves to get more perspective about their environmental impact.

Ask your student:

What’s the largest source of carbon dioxide in the production of a burger? (Shipping / factory)

Does this change the way you feel about your food?

Science@IMSA: Carbon Footprint

Science@IMSA: Carbon Footprint

Students explored their personal carbon footprint by taking an interactive quiz. They found out that if everyone used this amount of resources, it would take multiple planet earths to sustain them! With this perspective in mind, they retook the test to reduce their dependency. “We would use up all of our resources if everyone lived like me,” one student realized.

Ask your student:

What does sustainability mean? (Conserving resources / finding alternatives to make sure our lifestyle is long-lasting)

How can we lessen our carbon footprint? (Use fewer resources, local food, car-pool, conserve power, etc.)