The sequence of DNA that we inherit from our parents encodes directions for making our cells and giving us specific traits. Identical twins have the same DNA sequence, so how can one twin end up with a genetic disorder while the other twin does not? Robin Ball explains how the secret lies in X chromosome … Continue reading
This demonstration is a great way for students to model the stages of mitosis. Images of the different stages in textbooks are static snapshots and many students have difficulty grasping the idea that mitosis happens as part of a continuous cycle. What happens? Students will observe a model going through each stage of mitosis. Click … Continue reading
This video explains the teaching methodology Inquiry-Based Learning. It was created for the Inspiring Science Education Project as part of a series of videos to promote the use of Inquiry-Based Learning.
Any Star Wars fan will recognize the remote ice planet Hoth, the location of some of the most iconic scenes from Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, including the attack on the Rebel Alliance’s Echo Base by Imperial Walkers and Han Solo’s daring rescue of Luke Skywalker after his tauntaun was attacked by a wampa.
Students use electrical devices every day. An essential safety component of any electrical device is the fuse. Demonstrate what it means to “blow a fuse” and show why fuses are important safeguards against electrical fires. Courtesy of Flinn Scientific Canada. How fuses work – Click here to download
Since ancient Greek times, philosophers and scientists have tried to figure out what an atom looks like.