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What Is a Perfect Square?

Posted by Hayley Milliman | May 13, 2019 2:00:00 PM

General Education

What is a perfect square? How do you know if a number is a perfect square?

In this article, we’ll define perfect squares, provide a list of the first 25 perfect squares (and the integers that make them up), and teach you how to tell if a number is a perfect square. 

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How to Calculate Acceleration: The 3 Formulas You Need

Posted by Hayley Milliman | May 2, 2019 1:00:00 PM

General Education

"Whoa, you really went from zero to sixty there!"

Have you ever heard someone use the idiom "zero to sixty" like I did in the above example? When someone says something went from "zero to sixty," they’re really saying that things accelerated very quickly. Acceleration is the amount by which the velocity of something changes over a set period of time.

In this article, we’ll be talking all about acceleration: what it is and how to calculate it. Buckle up!

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How Does the Cell Membrane Function?

Posted by Hayley Milliman | May 1, 2019 2:00:00 PM

General Education

All living things are made of cells and all cells have different parts that perform specific functions. One of the parts present in every cell is called the cell membrane.

In this article, we’ll discuss the cell membrane structure and function, answering the questions “what does the cell membrane do?” and “why is the cell membrane important?”

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How to Balance Chemical Equations: 3 Simple Steps

Posted by Hayley Milliman | Apr 23, 2019 2:00:00 PM

General Education

A chemical equation tells you what happens during a chemical reaction. A balanced chemical equation has the correct number of reactants and products to satisfy the Law of Conservation of Mass.

In this article, we’ll talk about what a chemical equation is, how to balance chemical equations, and give you some examples to aid in your balancing chemical equations practice.

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Photosynthesis Equation: What Is It? How Does It Work?

Posted by Hayley Milliman | Apr 3, 2019 12:00:00 PM

General Education

The word photosynthesis comes from two Greek words: photo, meaning “light”, and synthesis, meaning “put together.” Looking at that those two roots, we have a good idea of what happens during the chemical process of photosynthesis: plants put together water and carbon dioxide with light to create glucose and oxygen.

In this article, we’ll break down what photosynthesis is, why photosynthesis is important, and discuss the chemical equation for photosynthesis: what it is and what each part of it means.

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What Are Enzymes? What Do They Do?

Posted by Hayley Milliman | Mar 4, 2019 5:00:00 PM

General Education

Cells are the building blocks of life. All living things have cells - from small, single-celled organisms like bacteria to large, multicellular organisms like humans.

Cells have specific functions that help keep these varied creatures alive and kicking. In order to make these functions happen, chemical reactions occur within cells. Oftentimes, these chemical reactions are sped up by a special kind of protein called an enzyme.

In this article, we’re going to answer a few questions: what are enzymes, what are enzymes made of, and what types of enzymes exist.

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122 Tone Words to Set the Mood in Your Story

Posted by Hayley Milliman | Mar 2, 2019 12:00:00 PM

General Education

In writing, an author’s tone is his or her general attitude or feelings about the work’s subject matter and audience. Tone words are used to help express that attitude.

In this article, we’ll talk about what tone words are, analyze their use in several examples, and give a list of tone words with definitions that you can use in your writing.

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Homologous and Analogous Structures: What's the Difference?

Posted by Hayley Milliman | Feb 27, 2019 2:00:00 PM

General Education

Have you ever thought about how different kinds of animals have body parts that work in similar ways? Like bats and bees? Both creatures have wings - even though their bodies are structured very differently.

The key to understanding these differences lies in knowing what homologous and analogous structures are. In this article, we'll talk about each type of structure and discuss the similarities and differences between them.

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The 3 Best Recipes for How to Make Slime

Posted by Hayley Milliman | Feb 20, 2019 2:00:00 PM

General Education

It’s alliiiiiiiveeee!

Slime is a fun and interactive way to teach kids about chemistry. There are hundreds of slime recipes out there, which produce slimes with different qualities.

In this article, we’re talking all about slime: what it is, how to make it, and what you absolutely need to know to make the best slime of all time.

We promise, we won’t do that rhyme again.

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How Many Zeros in a Billion? A Million? A Trillion?

Posted by Hayley Milliman | Feb 1, 2019 2:00:00 PM

General Education

Wondering how many zeros are in a billion? A trillion? A nonillion?

Whether you’ve recently won the lottery and are trying to make sure your bank account has the correct number of zeros or you’re simply trying to find an easy way to understand how many zeros are in large numbers (over a million), this is the article for you.

We’ll break down an easy trick for figuring out how many zeros are in large numbers and provide a handy chart for easy reference.

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What Is a Rational Number? Definition and Examples

Posted by Hayley Milliman | Feb 1, 2019 11:00:00 AM

General Education

Have you heard the term “rational numbers?” Are you wondering, “What is a rational number?” If so, you’re in the right place!

In this article, we’ll discuss the rational number definition, give rational numbers examples, and offer some tips and tricks for understanding if a number is rational or irrational.

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3 Tips for Writing a Stellar Why Boston University Essay

Posted by Hayley Milliman | Jan 25, 2019 3:00:00 PM

College Essays

If you’re applying to Boston University, you’ll need to respond to the Why Boston University essay prompt as part of your application. The Why BU essay is a required element of your application and a great way to show the BU admissions committee why Boston University is the right fit for you and vice versa.

In this article, we’ll break down the Why Boston University essay prompt, give you ideas for what to talk about, and offer tips for writing an essay that will wow the admissions committee.

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Composite Numbers: What Are They? How Can You Spot Them?

Posted by Hayley Milliman | Jan 24, 2019 4:00:00 PM

General Education

Do you know the difference between prime and composite numbers? If not, don’t worry! You’ve come to the right place.

In this post, we’ll talk about what prime and composite numbers are and give you a handy chart you can use to quickly see if something is a composite number.

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8 First Generation Scholarships to Help You Pay for College

Posted by Hayley Milliman | Jan 24, 2019 12:00:00 PM

Financial Aid

Paying for college can be challenging for many students. College is expensive and the financial aid process isn’t always transparent or easy to navigate.

Fortunately, if you’re willing to spend some time looking, there are many different resources out there that can help you figure out how to pay for college. If you’re a first generation college students, there are many first generation scholarship opportunities that you can apply for.

In this article, we’ll explain what first generation college student scholarships are and give a list of scholarships for first generation college students that you can apply for.

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I.e. vs E.g. vs Ex.: Which Is Which?

Posted by Hayley Milliman | Jan 23, 2019 3:00:00 PM

General Education

Struggling to figure out when you should use e.g. vs i.e.? What about i.e. vs ex.? E.g. vs e.x.?

Those are enough abbreviations to make your head spin! In this article, we’ll break down what i.e., e.g., and ex. all stand for and explain how to use each properly in a sentence. We’ll also give you some quick tips for remembering which is which.

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