Databases in Math and Science

Complete at least one activity in each section, and at least 75% of all individual activities.

(1) Databases in Chemistry

  • 19.1.1 Choosing the right material

electronic circuits

aircraft design

electric switches


  • 19.1.2 Arranging elements by physical properties (arrange bottled elements)


element symbols

ionization potential

  • 19.1.3 Discovering family similarities (do paint chip activity)


(2) Databases in Biology

  • 19.2.1 Species Diversity


  • 19.2.2 Properties of Amino Acids





rarest polar amino acid in verterbrates

  • 19.2.3 Human Genome
  • 19.2.4 Protein Structure
  • 19.2.5 Classification / Taxonomy
Sequoia Sempervirens - found in CA and OR
Pinus longaeva - found in CA, NV and UT
Sequoiadendron giganteum - found in CA



(3) Databases in Health

  • 19.3.1 Selecting foods to reduce the risk of osteoporosis

  • 19.3.2 Selecting foods to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease

  • 19.3.3 Selecting foods to treat vitamin deficiencies
  • 19.3.4 Dieting and weight loss
  • 19.3.5 Analyze your diet

.xls file

My eating habits for this day were extremely healthy as shown by the spreadsheet. I wish I ate that well all the time.

(4) Databases in Earth and Space Sciences

  • 19.4.1 Comparing and contrasting the properties of planets

characteristics that differentiate inner and outer planets

  • composition
  • escape velocity < 12 km/s
  • density > 3,000 kg/m^3
  • diameter < 13,000 km
  • orbital speed > 15 km/s
  • year < 2 earth years
  • distance from sun < 300 million km

  • 19.4.2 Analyzing asteroids

The period of an asteriod is related to its distance from the sun as given by: T^2 = k*a^3

It is easier to see larger asteroids, hence they were discovered earlier

  • 19.4.3 Comparing and contrasting natural disasters


(5) Databases in Physics

  • 19.5.1 Classification of subatomic particles

The original classification for subatomic particles does not seem applicable since some mesons are lighter than baryons and some are heavier

  • 19.5.2 Discovering the ineraction of discoveries and inventions