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Destiny Bus Experiment on Crucial Concentration

Mrs. Calandro's students complete an experiment on the Destiny Bus.

The Destiny mobile laboratory from UNC-Chapel Hill's Morehead Planetarium visited CATA on Wednesday, April 23rd. Students from Miranda Calandro's chemistry classes participated in a lab activity called 'Crucial Concentration.' In this experiment, students were able to determine the protein concentrations in various sports drinks using a series of chemical reactions and spectral analysis.

The DESTINY (Delivering Edge-cutting Science Technology and Internet across North Carolina for Years to come) Traveling Science Learning Program is Morehead Planetarium and Science Center’s formal science education initiative serving pre-college teachers and students across North Carolina. DESTINY develops and delivers standards-based, hands-on science curricula, teacher professional development opportunities, and enriched learning for students who otherwise would not be able to experience what jobs in science, biotechnology, health and related fields may offer them.

Traveling throughout North Carolina year-round, DESTINY’s team of educators, along with Destiny and Discovery (two 40-foot, 33,000-pound buses, each fully equipped as a traveling science laboratory that can accommodate 24 students), bring effective science learning to students and provide strong support for teachers. DESTINY was created by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2000 and has served thousands of North Carolina's teachers and students. It became a program of UNC's Morehead Planetarium and Science Center in 2006. 

Written by: Miranda Calandro, Science Teacher
Posted: Apr 25, 2014 by Deb Christensen

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