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Front: Christen Wood, Doug Dietzel, Dan Valek.Back: Karl Ellis, Jimmy Spencer, John Corn. New Orleans, here we come. In June, the District’s Operations Challenge team competed at the Ohio Water Environment Association (OWEA) competition in Aurora, Ohio, and their top finish guaranteed them a spot at national competition in...

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Mr. Wizard was Bill Nye before Bill Nye was The Science Guy. While preparing lab experiments and activities for our September 19 Open House (ahem, register today), a tweet came across our @WallyWaterdrop feed: Meet the science guy who inspired Bill Nye: Mr. Wizard http://t.co/uF1tJZbwXy pic.twitter.com/oS6B3pvRRi— At the Smithsonian...

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Turn a few simple household products into this great kids craft, Sunday afternoon project, or science-class demo. Leslie tells us how density and reactions help make these ingredients move like the lava lamps of the 1970s. RELATED STORIES: EVENTS: See this experiment and more at our 9/19 Open House

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A color-enhanced scanning electron micrograph of a water bear. Image: Eye of Science/Science Source Billions of nearly indestructible microscopic organisms capable of surviving the extremes of outer space, freezing temperatures, and radiation. Sleep tight. Wired recently ran a great story about the water bear, scientifically known as the tardigrade,...

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