I can’t believe the final day is already here — It feels like just yesterday was the first day of school!
I wanted to just say that I feel truly honored to have been your teacher this year. I am proud of each of you and know you will go on to do great things in High school and college. Thank you for all of your hard work, great attitudes and for just being awesome people.
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I hope everyone’s having an awesome 4th of July. Here’s another cool science gem I found online:
“The chemistry of 4th July fireworks.
Sodium produces yellow/gold colors. Barium creates green, copper compounds produce blue, strontium salts give you red and titanium metals give you silver coloured sparks.
Other commonly used chemicals are carbon which provides the fuel, oxidizers which produce oxygen for burning, magnesium which increases the overall brilliance and brightness, antimony that gives you a “glitter” effect and calcium which deepens the colors.”
I hope everyone’s having a relaxing summer so far. I’ve got a two parts for you for this week in science:
Google is a company that never ceases to amaze me. It’s incredible to me that a company that has started out as a simple search engine is working on all sorts of amazing things – from self-driving cars to wearable computers (google glass).
Their latest project is called Project Loon — its goal is for “balloon powered internet for all.”
Click the image below to check it out. Its a REALLY cool website btw:
Other Science news:
These summaries are far from the whole story. Click the links below for the full articles
Gene therapy: http://bit.ly/ZSA7mF
Multiple Sclerosis: http://bit.ly/106VoLK
New layer of the cornea: http://bit.ly/16wlVl5
Bioengineered vein: http://bit.ly/16YgOO9
Dark matter: http://bit.ly/1a1S9Hh
Gene patents: http://bit.ly/196Q6QJ