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How to Raise a Jellyfish

By Katie Navarra

A high school student in upstate New York learns about marine chemistry by raising jellyfish in the classroom! Find out how her project connects to climate change.

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* Article in Spanish Translation

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Jason Thompson

Extreme Adventures and Saving the Planet

By Max G. Levy

Laura Hoch’s career began with a murder. Well, not a real murder—a murder-mystery game staged by her high school chemistry teachers in central Pennsylvania. Now, Hoch is a material innovation chemist for Patagonia, where she uses chemistry to make sustainable and durable outdoor apparel.

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