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Hurricanes, Tornados, & Floods, Oh My! by Bryce Hixson The student knows that natural events and human activity can impact earth systems. This is a paper lab where the student is expected to predict and describe how the different types of
Subjects:
Earth Sciences
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets
$2.25
66
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By Loose in the Lab
Great Graphs in 10 Days by Bryce Hixson A 48-page guide that gives you an opportunity to introduce data, data collection, and data tables, and teach the kids how to make pie, bar, and line graphs. Each concept is presented in the context of ten
Subjects:
General Science, Basic Principles
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Printables
$7.95
19
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By Loose in the Lab
This paper lab is an introduction to the idea of a limiting factor and how it influences living organisms in different habitats. The terms density-dependent and density-independent will be applied to organisms and things like water, habitat,
Subjects:
Biology, Environment
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets, Activities
$2.25
25
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By Loose in the Lab
Atomic Models by Bryce Hixson A simple model of an atom is built and used to introduce protons, neutrons, and electrons. The students are presented with a copy of the periodic table and use it to determine the mass, number of electrons, and other
Subjects:
Physical Science, Basic Principles, Chemistry
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets, Activities
$2.25
45
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By Loose in the Lab
Marshmallow Molecule Hors d'Oeuvres by Bryce Hixson A study of the periodic table and chemical formulas. The kids will build models of molecules by reading the formulas and then mooshing toothpicks into colored marshmallows to get an idea as to
Subjects:
Basic Principles, Chemistry
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities
$2.25
20
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By Loose in the Lab
Nature vs. Nurture by Bryce Hixson The kids will explore inherited and acquired traits. When finished with this lab, they should be able to look at any organism and decide which of its traits are inherited and which are acquired. The is a paper
Subjects:
Biology
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities
$2.25
22
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By Loose in the Lab
This lab illustrates the relationship between exercise and heart rate. Shows how to record your resting heart rate and also measure your recovery time from exercise to gauge your level of fitness. Includes data tables, graphs, and interpretation
Subjects:
Anatomy
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities
$2.25
16
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By Loose in the Lab
Ice Cream in a Baggie by Bryce Hixson This is a slam-dunk, four-star, tell-Mom-about-it-the-minute-you-hit-the-back-door lab activity. The kids combine three liquids and two solids in a bag. The contents are then mangled, agitated, cooled, and
Subjects:
Chemistry
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Laboratory
$2.25
35
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By Loose in the Lab
Physical vs. Chemical Properties by Bryce Hixson In the lab, you test and evaluate several different activities and determine if they produce chemical or physical changes. When two chemicals come in contact with one another and form a new
Subjects:
Chemistry
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities
$2.25
36
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By Loose in the Lab
Diet Coke & Mentos by Bryce Hixson A hilarious demonstration that can be used to teach a variety of ideas: chemical change; physical change; solids, liquids, and gases; displacement; effervescence; geysers; volcanos; and pressure.
Subjects:
Physical Science, Basic Principles, Chemistry
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets, Activities
$2.25
13
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By Loose in the Lab
Owl Pellet Boneyard by Bryce Hixson Once owls catch their prey, they return to their roost and eat the catch of the day. If it is a small meal, such as a mouse, vole, or snake, they will eat the animal whole. Owls are not designed to digest
Subjects:
Other (Science)
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Laboratory
$2.25
26
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By Loose in the Lab
Science Safety Posters for Coloring This is a smaller, black line version of our Science Safety Posters. Can be easily printed on 8 1/2 x 11 paper, and then colored by the students. Ten pages, each illustrating a Science Safety concept.
Subjects:
General Science, Basic Principles
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Posters, Fun Stuff, Printables
$3.25
34
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By Loose in the Lab
Polymers are long, complex molecules. Because they are long and quite often flexible, we will demonstrate their ability to move and conform using a bag full of water and a couple of bamboo skewers. We will then make a model of a polymer chain
Subjects:
Chemistry
Grades:
Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities
$2.25
13
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By Loose in the Lab
Helicopter Drop by Bryce Hixson Take a single strip of copy paper and make three cuts and five folds to create a ready-to-fly helicopter. You can experiment with surface area and friction, and have a lot of fun adapting the design. Great way to
Subjects:
Physical Science, Physics
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets, Activities
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43
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By Loose in the Lab
PTC Taste Tests by Bryce Hixson You are going to perform a test by sucking on a skinny piece of prepared paper that will tell if you have a dominant or recessive gene for single characteristic. PTC is an abbreviation for a chemical called
Subjects:
Biology
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities
$2.25
7
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By Loose in the Lab
Assembling the Puzzle of Pangaea by Bryce Hixson Take a peek at the eight major clues that led scientists to first develop the theories of Pangaea, continental drift, and plate tectonics. The kids will take individual blocks (continents) and match
Subjects:
Earth Sciences
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities
$2.25
17
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By Loose in the Lab
The kids take the locations of 25 major volcanos found around the rim of the Pacific Ocean and map them. This is the same kind of data that Alfred Wegener used to create his theory of continental drift. They will compare their map with a record of
Subjects:
Earth Sciences
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities
$2.25
8
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By Loose in the Lab
Sun, Moon, and Earth by Bryce Hixson This lab is a fun outside demo where you create scale models of the sun, moon, and earth, as well as have a good laugh as you introduce the concepts of rotation, revolution, barycenter (the funniest) and orbit.
Subjects:
Astronomy
Grades:
Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$2.25
27
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By Loose in the Lab
Geodes on the Half Shell by Bryce Hixson A plastic eggshell is used to simulate the gas pockets that are found in some lava flows. Copper sulfate crystals in solution will represent minerals dissolved in ground water. This “ground water” will
Subjects:
Earth Sciences
Grades:
Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets, Activities
$2.25
9
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By Loose in the Lab
Elephant Toothpaste by Bryce Hixson Streamers of foam erupt from a 2-liter pop bottle and hit the rafters when potassium iodide is mixed with concentrated hydrogen peroxide. Water, oxygen, and a substantial amount of heat are released almost
Subjects:
Physical Science, Chemistry
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets, Activities
$2.25
15
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Taught middle school science in Tigard, Oregon for 3 years after college and then moved to Southern California where I accepted a position to teach a hands-on, lab science, program for K-8 students in Hermosa Beach. Rode my bike to school, taught science labs all day long and got to go surfing year round for four years. In 1987 our science program was recognized as exemplary among LA area schools and that's when I moved to Utah to ski and start an educational consulting business at the tender age of 29.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I am hoping Aristotle would approve.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

16 different awards from the New York Toy Show for a variety of hands-on science kits designed to be marketed in the retail toy industry during the 1990's. Distinguished Educator award from my Alma mater in 1996. Wild Goose was Utah's Fastest Growing Small Business from 1991-1996. And just this year, Loose in the Lab received the Interstate Mining Compact Commission Education Award for Public Outreach for Utah Geology for Utah Kids! A 4th grade hands-on, geology program being offered to 2400 elementary teachers in the Beehive State. And, finally, a Silver Beaver from the Boy Scouts of America which epitomizes teaching in every conceivable environment.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

BS in Science Education from Oregon State University, 1980 Informal degrees in Copyright and Contract Law, OSHA Compliance, Marketing and Website Design, Human Resource Issues, Warehouse Logistics, Public Speaking, Invasive Airline Boarding Avoidance Techniques and Cartooning. All earned via panic, sweat and last minute scrambling indicative of owning a small business for 25 years.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

In 1987 I relocated to Sandy, Utah to ski full time and also start The Wild Goose Company with Mark Ehlen, a college friend. We provided hands-on science workshops, custom science lab programs and materials to schools in Southern California and Utah. Sold The Wild Goose to Carson Dellosa Publishing in 1996 and started Loose in the Lab (essentially Son of the Goose) in 1998 and been going strong ever since. We have presented workshops to over 25,000 teachers in every state in the lower 48. Have also written over 55 science books for publishing houses Prentice Hall, Delta, Holt Rinehart and Winston, Carson Dellosa, and Merrill as well as Wild Goose and Loose in the Lab), created 60+ award winning science kits including Professor Wacko for Natural Wonders and Dr. DoMore for Delta Education and have drawn enough silly cartoons to fill three filing cabinets full to over flowing.

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