Loose in the Lab

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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,
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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.
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Science Safety Overview by Bryce Hixson A summary handout of 10 common lab safety rules. A great way to start the year, and an excellent addition to any lab portfolio or science notebook. Each of the 10 rules are explained in clear, concise terms
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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
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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.
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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
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Biodiversity Study Plots by Bryce Hixson This lab will introduce the kids to a technique used by biologists to determine the numbers and different kinds of plants in a study area. The kids will construct and map a study plot in your locale.
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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
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Atoms in a Cage by Bryce Hixson A great visual to help explain the difference in the position and arrangement of atoms in solids, liquids, and gases. Rabbit cage is formed into a cylinder, and the inside is filled with dylite balls. Using a hair
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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
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Balloon Rocket Races by Bryce Hixson In this lab, you are going to measure the speed of a balloon rocket racing down a string, first with a single engine and then with two and three engines. You will know the distance, which is 5 meters. All you
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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
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Attack of the Weather Fronts by Bryce Hixson In this experiment an aquarium is divided down the middle. One side is filled with cold water, the other hot. When the divider is removed, the water from the two halves mix and produce an interesting
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Adaptable Cactus by Bryce Hixson This lab takes a peek at the adaptations cacti have made to survive in the very harsh environments in which they live. The kids will create a model of a cactus using paper towels, wax paper, toothpicks, and
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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
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Electrical Conductivity Tester by Bryce Hixson Conductors allow the free flow of electrons, while insulators do not. This lab will give the kids an opportunity to build a circuit that allows them to sort materials as conductors or insulators. To
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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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