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4/23 Ranger IV and Fibiger

When did the first U.S.-made object reach the moon?  Who received the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1926 for showing external factors can cause cancer? Visit Science in my Life for April 23 to find out.

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4/22 EARTH DAY

Activities and Lesson Plans for Earth Day at Science in my Life for April 22.

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4/21 John Muir, Walther Flemming, and combining cloud and art in the classroom.

Who is considered the founder of the environmental movement?  Who first described mitosis?  How can you combine the science of clouds and art in the classroom?  Visit Science in my Life for April 21 to find out.

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4/20 Pasteurization, White gold, Gulf oil spill, and EPA Earth Day activities

Why is pasteurization so important?  Who discovered a way to make white gold (sugar) less expensive?  What has happened in the year since the Deep Water Horizon Gulf oil spill? What does the EPA have available for Earth Day?  Visit Science in my life for April 20 and find out.

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4/19 Aryabhatta, Salyut 1, Darwin, and 10 ways to teach kids about Earth Day

Who was the Artabhatta satellite named after?  How long did the world’s first space station remain in orbit.  What are 10 ways to teach kids about Earth Day? Visit Science in my Life for April 19th and find out.

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4/18 Great San Francisco Earthquake, Hitchings, Houdry, and National Park Week

What can we learn from the Great San Francisco Earthquake?  Who developed chemotherapy?  Who refined the way the gasoline is refined?  What’s so special about National Park Week?  Visit Science in my Life for April 18 to find out.

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4/17 Franklin, Sperry, and Riccioli

What great American statesman and scientist died on this day?  Who discovered the different functions of the left and right halves of the brain?  Who started mapping and naming the surface of the moon?  Visit Science in my Life for April 17 to find […]

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4/16 Rosalind Franklin, Wilbur Wright, and climate change

What famous English chemist took the pictures that helped  determine the double-helix shape of DNA?  What controls did Wilbur Wright invent that are still used in aircraft today?  What can you learn about climate change during National Environmental Education Week.  Visit Science in my Life for April 16 to find […]

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4/9 First US astronauts, ENIAC, and the inventor of the pill

Who were the Mercury 7 astronauts? Who helped design the ENIAC computer?  Who invented the birth control pill?  Visit Science in my Life for April 9 to find out.

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4/4 Dynamos, Charles de L’Ecluse, Alphonso X, and mathematics awareness month

Who invented the modern day dynamo?  What is Charles de L’Ecluse best known for?  What did King Alphonso X do for astronomy?  What are some springtime math activities?  Visit Science in my Life for April 4 to find out.

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