Non-NGSS Articles, Space Systems, SS 1: Earth-Sun-Moon (MS)

Do Full Moons Cause Behavioral Changes?

Exploring the Potential Psychiatric Implications of Astronomical Phenomena SUMMARY: This study looked at the effect of the full moon and other astronomical phenomena on behavior. Researchers recorded the number of incidences (restraints, seclusions, and code green emergencies) that occurred in a psychiatric hospital in Buffalo, NY for 5 years. The results showed no correlation between… Continue reading Do Full Moons Cause Behavioral Changes?

Non-NGSS Articles, Physical Science, W 2: Digital Info (HS), W 3: Digital vs Analog (MS), W 3: Modeling Electromagnetic Radiation (HS), W 5: Devices (HS), Waves & Electromagnetic Radiation

Exposure to Radiofrequency Electromagnetic Fields From Wi-Fi

 Exposure to Radiofrequency Electromagnetic Fields From Wi-Fi in Australian Schools SUMMARY: People are often worried about children being exposed to WiFi radiofrequency electromagnetic fields in the classroom, especially when many children are simultaneously downloading or uploading something on their laptops. This study went to 23 different schools in Australia and measured the strength of the… Continue reading Exposure to Radiofrequency Electromagnetic Fields From Wi-Fi

E 1: Energy Flow (HS), E 3: Designing Energy Transfer (HS), E 3: Insulating/Conducting Heat (MS), E 4: Heat Transfer (HS), E 4: Testing Energy/Heat Transfer (MS), Energy, Physical Science

Hair coat properties of donkeys, mules and horses in a temperate climate

Hair coat properties of donkeys, mules and horses in a temperate climate SUMMARY: Donkeys and horses evolved to live in different climates. Donkeys are more adapted to dry, hot areas while horses are able to live in colder climates. Researchers looked at the difference in seasonal hair growth of donkeys, horses, and mules to see… Continue reading Hair coat properties of donkeys, mules and horses in a temperate climate

Life Science, Natural Selection & Evolution, Non-NGSS Articles, NSE 1: Evolution Evidence (HS), NSE 2: Evolution Factors (HS), NSE 5: Population Flux (HS)

Genetic Diversity in Laboratory Rodent Colonies

Inbred or Outbred? Genetic Diversity in Laboratory Rodent Colonies SUMMARY: This study looked at genetic diversity in lab gerbils. Due to the fact that labs are small, animal groups tend to become less diverse overtime; however, the overall diversity of the gerbils can be determined if you outbreed them. The significance of inbred or outbred… Continue reading Genetic Diversity in Laboratory Rodent Colonies

Life Science, M&E 3: Cellular Respiration (HS), Non-NGSS Articles, S&F 1: Cells (MS), S&F 2: Cell Function (MS), Structure and Function

Mitochondrial respiration during sepsis

Variability of mitochondrial respiration in relation to sepsis-induced multiple organ dysfunction SUMMARY: This is an article review on how oxygen is used by the mitochondrion during sepsis. The role of mitochondria play during sepsis is still inconsistent, despite the various studies that have been done. There are three hypotheses for mitochondrial dysfunction. 1. Mitochondria are… Continue reading Mitochondrial respiration during sepsis

Non-NGSS Articles

Effects of Supplementation on Blood Fatigue Factors

Effects of Supplementation with BCAA and L-glutamine on Blood Fatigue Factors and Cytokines in Juvenile Athletes Submitted to Maximal Intensity Rowing Performance SUMMARY: This article looked at the amount of lactate, phosphorus, ammonia, and creatine kinase in blood after an intense workout, as well as the amount of blood cytokines (IL-6, IL-8, IL-15). Five subjects… Continue reading Effects of Supplementation on Blood Fatigue Factors