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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.
Monday, January 12 2015

Niles West student Reyvin Reyes was selected as one of the Intel Science Talent Search (STS) Semifinalists for his research project on the Synthesis of Colicin M Using Cell-Free Protein Synthesis. Reyes is a research student in D219’s unique research course, STEM Inquiry and Research (SIR). SIR instructors from Niles West, Ruth Gleicher and JulieAnn Villa, and Northwestern University mentor, Benjamin Des Soye...

Read the full story from Niles Dist. 219

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Thursday, October 09 2014

Please order by KIT Number only.

All kits are shipped on a first come, first served basis.

Use the "Request Equipment" link to order.

This is a free service (but not without cost) Please remember to leave a testimonial.

There is something new to the Science Connexion supply list! 

In an effort to help streamline the connection between supplies and needs we have started to break down supplies into subject areas- biology, chemistry, physics, earth/space (or our best idea of where the supplies would be used).  For example, microscope slides would be found in the biology section and accelerometers in the physics section.   General supplies or old supplies we have still not found a home for are still in kits 1-100.

 

General Science
 

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Items

Quantities/Descriptions/Ideas

10 Glass Dropper (Barnes) Bottles 100 bottles without droppers
11 Glass Bottles 10 clear bottles 1L bottles with cork top
12 Glass Bottles 10 clear bottles 1L bottles with cork top
14 Dial-O-Gram Pan Balances 3 balances, so many that you can have 1 per lab station...teach about mass or have weigh stations activities
19 Dial-O-Gram Pan Balances 3 balances
20 Dial-O-Gram Pan Balances 3 balances
21 Dial-O-Gram Pan Balances 4 balances
22 Dial-O-Gram Pan Balances 3 balances
23 Dial-O-Gram Pan Balances 3 balances
24 Dial-O-Gram Pan Balances 4 balances
28 10 Ammeters No wires included
29 10 Ammeters No wires included

26

10 Ammeters

No wires included

 

29

10 Ammeters

No wires included

 

 

Biology

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Items

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Chemistry

 

Physics

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Items

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Earth/Space Science

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Wednesday, August 07 2013

Next year, 200 elementary and middle school students from Indian Prairie District 204 and other west suburban school districts will work in labs designed by their teachers and staff at Aurora University, along with scientists and business people from the likes of Argonne National Laboratory, Fermilab, Caterpillar, Waste Management, Nicor Gas and Tellabs...

Read the full story from The Chicago Tribune

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Tuesday, July 30 2013

A new set of science education standards that stresses hands-on learning over the memorization of facts is expected to be considered by the State Board of Education later this year...

Read the full story from SJ-R.com
 

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Tuesday, July 09 2013

The global economy has “flattened” the world. A new self-reliant workforce of problem-solvers, innovators and critical thinkers drive innovation through a proficiency in science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM). Students need more than traditional content knowledge and study skills to make it in today’s workforce; this change in teaching and learning affects how facilities are designed....

Read the full story from American School and University

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Wednesday, March 20 2013

Please order by KIT Number only.

All kits are shipped on a first come, first served basis.

Use the "Request Equipment" link to order.

order by Kit#
Items
Quantities / Descriptions /
Ideas
1
Small Glass Jars w/lids
75 small glass jars (~15ml) with screwtop lids
3
Mass Sets
3 mass sets (~27 pieces total, from 10-1000g)
5
2, 2kg Harvard Triple Beam Balances
 
1’ x 4’ flammable goods storage cabinet 
 
2’ x 4’ tall flammable goods storage cabinet 
 
9
10 Ammeters
No wires included
 
10
Mass Sets
5 mass sets, 10-1000g
13
Antique Super8 Film loops
16 physics videos, Use these w/ instant movie projector. Demonstrate history of video
15
6 Triple Beam Balances
Black, wheeled, 5 shelves and plastic coated wires
18
Square Glass Slides
20- 4” x 4” glass slides, great for larger wetmounts for dissection scopes
20
8 galvanometers
 
No wires included
21
Electronic Meters
 
Misc. electronic meters
22
10 Ammeters
No wires included
 
23
10 Voltmeters
No wires included
 
24
10 Voltmeters
No wires included
 
25
10 Ammeters
No wires included
 
26
10 Ammeters
No wires included
 
27
10 Voltmeters
No wires included
 
28
10 Ammeters
No wires included
 
29
10 Ammeters
No wires included
 
30
10 Voltmeters
No wires included
 
31
Resistance meters
20 various resistance meters
32
Resistance meters and capacitors
20 various meters
33
Large Nalgene Graduated Cylinders
4- 1000ml, 1-2000ml
34
Resistance meters and capacitors
20 various meters
38
Calculator Tape rolls
5 rolls, Use these long rolls for an evolution timeline activity
40
Wooden blocks + Cylinders
100 small wooden blocks and cylinders, can use for measurement, masses, or density activities
43
Nalgene Storage Bottles
 
2- 15L
50
Masses Set
Misc sets of masses 10-1000g
51
Peg Boards
15, 1 1/2 ” x 2”
Hang in room and use for pegs/storage, place at lab stations and carry materials in/out of lab area, place on smaller desks to create a larger work area for lab groups.
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Tuesday, February 19 2013

Even though Illinois has several top engineering schools, it comes up short in the amount of science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, graduates it produces....

Read the full story from Crain's

PDF DownloadDownload the Technology Ecosystem in Illinois: 2012 report

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Friday, December 14 2012

Please order by KIT Number only.

All kits are shipped on a first come, first served basis.

Use the "Request Equipment" link to order.

order by
Kit#
Items
Quantities / Descriptions /
Ideas
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
5
2, 2kg Harvard Triple Beam Balances
 
1’ x 4’ flammable goods storage cabinet 
 
2’ x 4’ tall flammable goods storage cabinet 
 
9
10 Ammeters
No wires included
 
11
Stormoscope Drum Barometer
Vintage barometer set to read 29-31” mercury, great to show students history of equipment
 
15
6 Triple Beam Balances
Black, wheeled, 5 shelves and plastic coated wires
20
8 galvanometers
 
No wires included
21
Electronic Meters
 
Misc. electronic meters
22
10 Ammeters
No wires included
 
23
10 Voltmeters
No wires included
 
24
10 Voltmeters
No wires included
 
25
10 Ammeters
No wires included
 
26
10 Ammeters
No wires included
 
27
10 Voltmeters
No wires included
 
28
10 Ammeters
No wires included
 
29
10 Ammeters
No wires included
 
30
10 Voltmeters
No wires included
 
39
Nalgene Storage Bottles
 
2- 2gallon
Nalgene Storage Bottles
 
2- 15L
43
Nalgene Storage Bottles
 
2- 15L
49
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...

Read the full story

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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...

Learn more

PDF DownloadDownload the Sick Buildings, Sick Students Guide

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