Avicenna Academy’s school year has ended and our SSEP participants were able to get a small break before they were called back to duty. This week we spent two days at the University of Notre Dame . Dr. Shaun Lee … Continue reading →
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Thanks to the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory at Stanford University for the hour of beam time! During this time we were able to examine about half of the samples sent. This was better than we’d anticipated!
We have been having a very hard time fertilizing Atlantis’ eggs. One big problem is the possibility that our male fish, Endeavour, is actually a female. It is very hard to tell. We have attempted to harvest milt from Endeavour … Continue reading →
Here is a nice editorial about the end of the space shuttle program, from the Chicago Tribune. Mission’s end.
Another trip to the lab allowed us to collect and preserve crystals from the ground truth experiment grown in the mock MDA.
We’ve been observing our eggs frequently, and Eric and Eren are getting good at identifying and describing the appearance of goldfish eggs under the microscope. Also, our project got funded on Donor’s Choose! So we are expecting a shipment of … Continue reading →
After a 16 day journey orbiting the earth at 14,500 mph, and a few days with FedEx, our materials were returned and we got out first looks at Dr. Gouaux’s lab.
We have created a project on Donors Choose to try and obtain the rest of the equipment we will need for this experiment. Check it out here, and please donate if you can!
We at the Skinner West Science Department have always been loyal PetSmart customers, shopping at our local store (Canal and Roosevelt, for Chicagoans!) every week for live crickets to feed our firebelly toads and for bedding and food for our … Continue reading →
In April, there was an event called Reaching for the Stars held here in Northwest Indiana. The goal was to increase awareness and interest in STEM education. Prior to the event, there was a contest held and the winners would … Continue reading →