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December 1, 2013


I love making stuff.  One way I really enjoy learning is through designing and building things with my hands.  When building, I quickly find out: what works well, what does not, and what tools one might need.  I am forced to think about what to do next and how to change my strategies as I encounter […]

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Geneticist to Restaurant Owner

September 5, 2013


We talk a lot about exploring and developing your interests. I was recently in Buenos Aires and went to a really cool restaurant, The Argentine Experience.  The restaurant engages diners in the cooking experience.   You learn about cooking processes, help prepare food, and of course eat.  But what I really got out of dinner was […]

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Science and Art: BFF

February 21, 2013


I have always found many things in nature and science artistically beautiful.  However during my school learning experiences, I was never given the chance to explore science and art as an integrated experience. This year Mr. Anderson helped me create opportunities for students to creatively explore science and art concepts to produce understanding and wonderful […]

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CooL TooLs

February 14, 2013


Knowing and using the right tool for the job can save you time and allow you to effectively perform a task. There are two definitions of “tool” that I am referring to: (mainly the first for now) Dictionary:  Tool an implement, especially one held in the hand, as a hammer,saw, or file, for performing or facilitating mechanical operations. anything used as a means of accomplishing a task or purpose Every job has it’s own set of tools Chef:  knife, garlic press, rolling pin […]

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My Mentors: My Dad

February 7, 2013


This is a long post, but a meaningful one for me.  So please give it a real read. With all of the wonderful comments on the Design Post, I noticed how many of you mentioned working with family or friends as a key piece of your enjoyment.  It led me to write this post about […]

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Procedure: When Should Mr. Fox Drink His Coffee?

January 9, 2013


How can I design an experiment to test when to drink my coffee to experience optimal drinkability?

Independent Variable: Coffee Temperature (Celsius)

Dependent Variable: Coffee Drinkability (see data table descriptors)

1. Pour one 400 ml mug of coffee from a fresh pot of Bunsen Burner coffee.
2. Start timer
3. Record temperature (degrees Celsius)

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Procedure: Bunsen Burner Coffee

January 8, 2013


 Ever wonder how to make delicious Bunsen Burner coffee? . Purpose – Procedure – Data Table – Graph – Conclusion

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Qualitative vs. Quantitative Data

January 7, 2013


What is the difference between quantitative and qualitative data? Quantitative Data:  Numerical Data Can be measured Coffee Temperature Examples Length of a Finger – 5 cm Speed of Car – 12o kph Amount of Water – 57 mL Mass of Brick – 2.95 kg Qualitative Data: No Numerical Data Observations from your senses Coffee Drinkability […]

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