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For a long time we thought the Moon was completely dry, but it turns out there are actually three sources of lunar water.
Predator–prey relationships are one of the most important biotic relationships in the sustainability of an ecosystem. Predators are the natural controls in an ecosystem, limiting the size of a prey population. Many studies have illustrated that the long-term sustainability of an ecosystem is severely affected if top predators are eliminated. Prey populations increase as a … Continue reading
WHMIS 2015 WHMIS 2015 covers a wide range of hazardous chemicals and substances (called “controlled products”), including everyday chemical products found in workplaces, such as cleaning supplies, adhesives and solvents. Although not as dangerous as other controlled products used in industrial processes, these products may still pose hazards to workers and the environment. In Canada, … Continue reading
Many children can identify that water exists in 3 states within our natural environment. Understanding that it is the very same water that undergoes changes of state presents far more of a challenge to children in grade 2. The following experiment is simple yet effective in helping children understand changes in state and a rudimentary … Continue reading
In this demo, a polyethylene strip is charged by rubbing with wool. The charged strip is then used to make paper circles stand on their edges inside a Petri dish. This demo introduces students to the charging of materials by induction as opposed to charging by contact. Click here to download the complete demo…..
What killed the dinosaurs?; frogs’ remarkable tongues; can hydrogen be turned into a metal?; even smarter phones; CO2 and the flow of a major ocean current; interstellar slowdown – just a few of the themes in today’s eclectic collection of SciNews. Share these stories with your students and get them excited about science.