Why do most parents insist that one eat breakfast? And, what kinds of foods are eaten first thing in the mornings around the world? Using the data we collect let’s discover and celebrate a variety of breakfast foods.
Travel to the heart of your community to discover the level of awareness of the importance to preserve bees in the ecosystem. Using provided questions, interview the experts about your island's flora and agricultural practices, and how they relate to the bee population; explore the data at a local and at a global levels using the data collected by your colleagues from different locations.
The goal of this project is to travel to the heart of your community to discover the level of awareness related to the importance of preserving bees in the ecosystem. It provides specific questions that you can make to experts on your island related to the flora and agricultural practices in the island, which you can then relate to the bee population status at a local and at a global level (through the data collected by your colleagues from different locations on Earth)
The nature is a living organism. It feels the pain. It can suffer just as we do. The humanity has been exploiting it for many centuries. We have always seen the nature as an inexhaustible well of sources only. But now we know that one day sources will be run out. Ruthless exploitation makes a great damage to the nature. Our growing appetite cannot be satisfied by it. We should develop new ways of using the sources. These ways lead to Eco Economy.
Batteries are labeled: do not throw into the dustbin. What to do with the used ones?
What happens to unfinished soda? Many soft drinks are easy to tell apart by their tastes; they all are made from different recipes. But what they have in common is the presence of carbon dioxide. Compare the original acidity of soda with what happens to pH levels as the soda loses its carbonation and goes “flat”.
Fresh milk right from the cow has a pH value that is almost neutral. Gradually, however, milk becomes sour, even when it is stored in a refrigerator. In this investigation we will see if we can tell how many days old the milk is simply by measuring its pH. We will also investigate the microorganisms at work in its change in acidity.
Sometimes people preserve fruits by adding water, sugar, and some spice to make a fruit preserve, and then putting the preserve in a tightly sealed jar. But when fruit preserves are stored in a warm place, they start fermenting, which is a chemical breakdown by microorganisms like bacteria, and they get sour. What does this process have in common with the souring of milk?
Berries differ by the amounts of sugar and organic acids, such as citric acid and ascorbic acid (vitamin C). Which type of berry is the most acidic? Is it true that the more sour a berry, the lower is its pH? Working together in this investigation, we will find out.
Every citrus fruit contains organic acids, such as citric acid and ascorbic acid, also known as vitamin C. Yet limes or lemons taste quite acidic while oranges or mandarins are on the sweet side. Which among citrus fruits is the "world champion" in acidity? Is there a correlation between acid taste and pH-levels? Are there variations in pH for the same citrus fruit grown in various countries, regions or climate zones. Those questions will be explored in this activity.
Litmus, methyl orange, and phenolphthalein are well-known and broadly used acid-base indicators. But did you know that some plants can also be used as indicators?
How boring is sitting in the class! Today everything is like it was yesterday..., last week... last month... And if the lessons would be hold in museums - do you like the idea?
Some plants can tell us much about an ecosystem. These are bioindicators. Let’s see how reliable and universal they are.
As we breathe, we exhale CO2. Can CO2 accumulate in closed environments like classrooms? Might air quality drop over the school day? Let’s find out.
People worldwide keep pets. What kinds of pets do we keep in GlobalLab? And why? We’ll find out in this project.
What natural environments do we live in? What determines an environment? Are there types of environments? Here, we’ll answer these questions and more.
What do you do with used batteries? You don’t simply throw them away in the garbage do you? Please don’t do that! Recycle batteries correctly and join us in creating a map of hazardous waste drop-off centers.
“May there only be peaceful and cheerful Earth Days to come for our beautiful Spaceship Earth…” U.N. Secretary-General U Thant on March 21, 1971.
Dandelions in bloom are a sign that spring is definitely here and that summer is not far off! When did you see your first dandelion this year?
There are many different kinds of music– from quiet and relaxing to loud and heavy. Everyone knows that music can cheer someone up or fuel their anger. So, how do different styles of music influence us?
GlobalLab participants live in many different climates. Some see palm trees and sandy beaches in their backyard, while others wake to see snowdrifts and pine trees. Could there be anatomical differences between people living in different climates? Let’s find out whether climate affects the number of a person’s sweat glands.
Swallow nests made out of small clay-pellets pasted together can be easily found glued to building structures everywhere. Let us examine where exactly swallows live.
If you have one or more pets, tell us about them and discover the kinds of animals other participants have as pets. Does anyone have a horse for a pet? A goat? A sloth? A macaw?