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Featuring Leana Wen

Winter Issue, 2021

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This issue is for aspiring future women in medicine. Featuring Doctor and Public Health Advocate, Leana Wen. 

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In This Issue

SCIENCE in the NEWS TOP Stories
#01 La Palma Volcano InSpain Erupts The Cumbre Vieja volcano on the Canary Island of La Palma erupted on September 17, emitting at least 80 million cubic meters of molten rock.
Let’s Talk Science
Vitamins and Minerals. Vitamins and minerals are found in the foods that we eat. Different foods contain different combinations of vitamins and minerals and help our bodies function.
Science Like A Girl – Leana Wen
Dr. Leana Wen has dedicated her career to getting people the help they need – whether treating patients as an emergency room physician, teaching as a professor, or communicating with the public through newspapers and television.
Density Liquids
Density is a word used to describe how much matter is present in an object of a set volume. Example: liquid 1 with more mass than liquid 2 of the same volume means liquid 1 has higher 
Density measurement
Into the Future
Getting Clean Energy from Small Nuclear Power Plants Clean energy technologies like wind and solar need to get bigger to be able to power the world. But another type of clean energy is trying to get smaller nuclear power.
Nuclear Power
Blast from the Past: Kamala Sohonie
When Kamala Sohonie was born around 1912, only about 1 in 100 women in India could read. As a child, Kamala saw that women were “expected to look after the house, do all the household chores, and raise a family.”
 
Kamala Sohonie
DID YOU KNOW
Albino alligators carry a recessive gene for albinism, meaning they do not have the ability to create melanin, the pigment that colors their skin. Their eyes look pinkish due to the blood vessels that can be seen through the colorless irises of their eyes.
Albino alligators
Laugh Out Loud
Where do astronauts leave their spaceships? At parking metors.
 
Laugh Out Loud

WAITOMO : Gloworm caves of New Zealand.

The Waitomo Glowworm caves in Waitomo on the North Island of New Zealand are known for their population of glowworm species. “Waitomo” comes from the Maori words wai, meaning water, and tomo, meaning hole or shaft.
Kalpana Chawla – Poster
“You must enjoy the journey because whether or not you get there, You must have fun on the way”.  Smore Motivational Poster.
Kalpana Chawla Poster
Sci & Tech – Getting Sick in Space
Having a cold is no fun. Your throat feels scratchy, your nose gets runny, and you seem to be sneezing every few minutes.
Book Excerpt – Extreme birds
Birds of prey are found across the globe, from the tiny pygmy falcon that lives in the African bush to the huge Andean condor that soars over some of the world’s highest mountains.
Birds
Watch Me Work – Chelsea Andrews
As a meteorologist, I create my own forecast and build the graphics you see on-air. To create a forecast, I check current conditions, look at several different computer models, and use my knowledge of Central Texas weather patterns.
Chelsea Andrews
Wordsearch
HINT: Read this issue carefully to get the answers to the word search questions 1. A process by which atoms are split in two, releasing heat as a result  2. A large group of cells that protect your body from germs and disease 3. A group of porcupines
Wordsearch
Science Hacks: 2 Hacks to Ripen Fruits
1. Place a ripe fruit like a banana, fig, nectarine, plum or mango next to an unripe fruit and it will be ready to eat in no time. 2. Submerge unripe fruit in a container of rice to speed up their ripening.
 
Fruits
Kitchen Science – Supercooled water
PUT THE BOTTLE OF DISTILLED WATER IN THE FREEZER FOR ABOUT 2-2.5 HOURS, MAKING SURE IT DOESN’T FULLY FREEZE.
START THE CRYSTALLIZATION PROCESS BY OPENING THE BOTTLE AND POURING IT ONTO A PIECE OF ICE IN A BOWL

 

Kitchen science
Awesome Gift Ideas
For Your Holiday Wishlist This Year With the holidays just around the corner, we’re pretty sure you’re on the lookout for awesome items to add to your wish list this year.
Let the Music Play
If there is one thing that’s universal among tweens and teens, it just might be a love of music. Whether your preferred genre is pop, country, rock, rap, or something in between, it’s almost a given that music is somehow part of your day.
Music
Guess What Animals
This unusually tall bird lives in shallow water and uses its powerful beak to attack everything including rodents, fish, and even crocodiles.
Animals
Winter Nature – Walk Observations
How many of these winter items can you find? □ Icicle/Frost □ Holiday lights □ Spider web □ Animal tracks □ A tree without any leaves □ An evergreen tree □ Pinecones □ A bird □ Chimney smoke □ A scar
Winter

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