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The Green Apple BlogThe Green Apple is your Science Connexion news resource. Learn about new equipment just received, sustainable living and energy efficiency ideas for schools.
Friday, December 14 2012

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3’ long wind tunnel, with 6” x 6” test section, great for aerodynamics experiments
Note: It powers up but no testing of actual functionality could be made.
Desiccation chambers
1 large and 1 small glass desiccation chambers
2, 2kg Harvard Triple Beam Balances
1’ x 4’ flammable goods storage cabinet 
2’ x 4’ tall flammable goods storage cabinet 
10 Ammeters
No wires included
Stormoscope Drum Barometer
Vintage barometer set to read 29-31” mercury, great to show students history of equipment
6 Triple Beam Balances
Black, wheeled, 5 shelves and plastic coated wires
8 galvanometers
No wires included
Electronic Meters
Misc. electronic meters
10 Ammeters
No wires included
10 Voltmeters
No wires included
10 Voltmeters
No wires included
10 Ammeters
No wires included
10 Ammeters
No wires included
10 Voltmeters
No wires included
10 Ammeters
No wires included
10 Ammeters
No wires included
10 Voltmeters
No wires included
Nalgene Storage Bottles
2- 2gallon
Nalgene Storage Bottles
2- 15L
Nalgene Storage Bottles
2- 15L
Micropipette tips
500- 1-5ml
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Tuesday, December 11 2012

The Urbana-Champaign Senate has unanimously approved a proposal to create a Center for a Sustainable Environment, an umbrella organization that will lead campus environmental groups, academic units and the Office of Sustainability. The university will cover $450,000 annually for the center, with additional funding coming from the Alvin H. Baum Family Fund...

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Thursday, December 06 2012

School environments play an important role in the health and academic success of children. Children spend 90% of their time indoors and much of that time is spent in school. Unhealthy school environments can affect children’s health, attendance, concentration, and performance, as well as lead to expensive, time-consuming cleanup and remediation activities. To foster children’s health and academic achievement, healthy school environments should be addressed and integrated within the education system...

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Students say the alleged fraud denied them a fair admissions process.
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33 parents, including actors Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin, allegedly paid bribes to help get their children admitted into elite universities.
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The ACLU and NAACP argue that the state of Maryland is not living up to a court agreement to provide more funding to Baltimore city schools.
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