STEM Connections

Mountain Lake PBS invites children to explore new ideas and new worlds related to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) on-air, online, and in the community.

Mountain Lake PBS invites children to explore new ideas and new worlds related to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) on-air, online, and in the community.

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Colgate University Team Visits Adirondacks To Study Earthworms

Worms, WORMS, WORMS! Sad but true---those lowly, wriggling saints of the natural world, hailed as creators and saviors of the soil since the days of Charles Darwin, are now known to represent an Evil Empire. Well, maybe not evil.

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Nick Heywood - Race Car Driver/Teacher

Nick Heywood is a teacher in training in Plattsburgh, NY. He also races stock cars on Saturday nights. He takes his race-based training is science, math and engineering into the classroom. more »

Sep 11, 2013 Local Stories

Egg-citing Reaction

See the effect of acid (vinegar) on an uncooked egg. This dramatic change can be used to show the wonder of chemical reactions. more »

Apr 22, 2013 STEM Connections

Dancing Raisins

Learn about the chemical reaction that is created by the addition of an acid (vinegar) and a base (baking soda). more »

Apr 22, 2013 STEM Connections

Slimy Goop

Cause a chemical reaction by adding two liquids together to make a solid. more »

Apr 22, 2013 STEM Connections

Air Science

Learn how air molecules react when they are heated. more »

Apr 22, 2013 STEM Connections

Soap Science

Learn how molecules react when they are heated in a bar of soap! more »

Apr 22, 2013 STEM Connections

Liquid Science

Learn how water molecules react when different things are added to the surface of the water. more »

Apr 22, 2013 STEM Connections

Mountain Lake PBS teams with SUNY Plattsburgh students to present these fun and informative experiments you can do with your children.

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OFFICIAL PODCAST: "All Things Natural," a series of nature essays written by Ed Kanze for more than a quarter century, looks at a kitchen-sink full of natural phenomenon in an inquisitive and playful spirit.

  • Life in the Adirondacks: Ed Kanze extended interview

    Naturalist Ed Kanze shares his love of the outdoors in new videos coming to our Mountain Lake PBS website, and talks about his new book on life in the Adirondacks. more »

  • LISTEN: Eye of an Eagle

    The great hulk of the thing was scarcely 50 feet away perched on the limb of a birch. The limb was spindly, and this combined with the eagle’s proximity to the ground and to my retinas, made it appear gigantic! more »

  • LISTEN: On The Beech

    Frankly, they suck. And while they suck, they inadvertently introduce fungi into the inner bark. Listen here and meet the Bonny and Clyde of the beech tree decline: a hyperfeminine aphid and a lethal fungus. more »

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