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Science is LIT

Exploring behaviors of light in different parts of our world
  • Corner Store Experiments only requires the use of materials you can find at your local corner store, grocery store, pharmacy, etc. Any additional resources or materials are a bonus!
  • Corner Store Experiments will include scaffolded resources for teachers and students to use kombucha as a model system for iterative question asking, experimental design, and data analysis.
  • Kombucha, the first Corner Store model system, is a fermented tea beverage ripe with open scientific questions including on microbial growth, competition, fermentation chemistry, and how to measure complex ideas like "healthy."
  • Fun Fact: Kombucha fermentation produces a cellulose material that floats at the top of the fermenting tea. It's known as the pellicle. You can see it forming as white splotches in this picture.
  • Please check back for more in the coming months!

Choose a Level

When it comes to light, here are some things for you to know and for you to show and explore with learners

At a glance

Topics

  • Environmental Science,
  • Weather & Climate,
  • Life Science,
  • Chemistry of Life,
  • Ecology,
  • Physical Science,
  • Waves,
  • Scientific Process & Ethics,
  • Engineering Design

Materials Required

  • Corner Store Materials,
  • Everyday Materials,
  • Lab Materials

Created by

Lilian Lamech Lilian Lamech avatar

Research Fellow
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC)

Disan Davis Disan Davis avatar

Disan is a scientist and educator striving to share her curiosity and love of science with others
RockEDU Program Manager
The Rockefeller University

Odaelys Walwyn-Pollard Odaelys Walwyn-Pollard avatar

As Scientist-Educator at RockEDU, Odaelys utilizes her passion for teaching and mentoring students.
Scientist-Educator
RockEDU Science Outreach

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