Former Wonder Lead Ambassador

Sarah Nicols

Joined 8 years ago

Sarah Nichols lives in sunny Los Angeles, CA, with her husband Kent. She is a life science, biology, AP biology and anatomy teacher for 7th – 12th graders at Pilgrim School. Sarah believes “Wonder is the first part of learning. You must be inspired by something in order to investigate the ‘Why?’ that fuels all aspects of learning.”

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Sep 20, 2012

Is it a solid? Or something more?

One of my students came in to my room after school yesterday, and gave me a small cube of Aerogel, one of the world's lightest solid materials. It is ...

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Sep 19, 2012

Are you my mummy?

I read an article this morning about "Frankenstein" bog mummies that were discovered in Scotland (http://bit.ly/Nfa7KD) , and I started thinking ...

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Sep 19, 2012

Levitating Slinky!

My husband sent me this crazy video earlier this morning that I just had to share! When you hang a Slinky by one end and let go of the top, the ...

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Sep 16, 2012

Curious about Curiosity? Me too!

Curiosity. By far one of my favorite traits in any one is curiosity. Curiosity is at the root of all learning...if you are curious about something, ...

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Sep 16, 2012

TED in the classroom

Recently, I have been showing quite a few TED Talks from various years and by various people to my various classes. I have found that they are an ...

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Sep 16, 2012

Say What?

In 1798, a French emperor named Napoleon Bonaparte invaded Egypt with grand dreams of conquering the world. Napoleon had a great appreciation for ...

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Sep 16, 2012

Waste Not, Want Not

My husband sent me an article the other day with the headline "Plastic-Eating Fungi Found in the Amazon May Solve World’s Waste Problem". ...

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