Tag Archive: Science

Oil Spill Science: Five years later, what have we learned?

The Deepwater Horizon (DWH) oil spill occurred about 50 miles offshore of Louisiana in April 2010. Approximately 172 million gallons of oil entered the Gulf of Mexico. Five years after the incident, locals and tourists still have questions. This article addresses the five most common questions. QUESTION #1: Is Gulf seafood safe to eat? Ongoing …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/04/22/oil-spill-science-five-years-later-what-have-we-learned/

4-H National Youth Science Day

Looking at two different plans designed by group Drawing a map layer Teens and staff training to teach NYSD Material     October 6-12 was National 4-H Week, and more than 6 million young people across the country celebrated the great things that the 4-H youth development program offers young people and the incredible 4-H’ers …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/10/25/4-h-national-youth-science-day/

Seasonal 4-H Science: Poinsetta pH Paper

You may have made your own pH indicator out of red cabbage in science class, but did you know that you can make pH paper out of poinsettias?  Many plants contain pigments (special colored cells) that are responsive to changes in pH.  You can extract the pigment from red poinsettias to make your own pH …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2012/12/05/seasonal-4-h-science-poinsetta-ph-paper/

How to Teach Science without Being A Scientist

 Heather C. Kent Northwest District Regional Specialized Agent NW District Office 3925 Highway 71 Marianna, FL   32446 hckent@ufl.edu 850-394-9124   The goal of the 4-H Science Initiative is to address America’s critical need for more scientists and engineers by engaging 1 Million youth by 2013.  4-H has been teaching science for the last 100 years, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2011/12/19/how-to-teach-science-without-being-a-scientist/