Did you know that your body’s fight-or-flight response to danger may, in part, come from inside your bones? Plus, another study suggests that vaping may impair to your ability to fight off lung infections.
A local attempt earlier this year to break a Guinness World Record for the largest elephant’s toothpaste demonstration was a huge hit, it was announced on Sept. 10.
We here at STAO hope that you are off to a great start to the new school year. September 16-22 is National Science Literacy Week and we hope that you will join us in celebrating science and oceans research in Canada. Stay tuned to STAO’s social media channels, watch for the next edition of STAONews, … Continue reading
It sounds like such an incredible fact. “Our own cells are outnumbered by our microbes 10 to 1!” I don’t remember where I first heard it. But I read it in science papers and articles by journalists, so I believed it without question. I even made one of my first videos based on this fact.
Making liquid nitrogen is hard – in fact up until 150 years ago scientists doubted whether it was even possible to liquefy nitrogen. In 1823, At the royal institution in London, Michael Faraday first produced liquid chlorine, kind of accidentally by putting it under high pressure. He similarly liquefied ammonia.
What is ”egg-shaped” even? I used to think it was the shape of a chicken egg. Then one day I saw a collection of eggs from lots of different bird species, and I realized just how many different kind of egg shapes there really are! I had to know why. And it turns out a … Continue reading
This is a 2 week low safety risk, high engagement, creative, design, build, inquiry-based and presentation activity that involves students in developing a thorough understanding of current electricity and how to apply that to electrical circuits in a meaningful and fun way. Click here for more information Thanks for the ideas Otto!