Demonstrations : Using the Steve Spangler Science Website as a Tool for Learning and Sharing

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Why Do Demonstrations?

I love doing demonstrations. I believe that they add so much to the science learning experience for a variety of reasons. First, I think that there is an element of surprise that is wonderful and hard to get in most circumstances. Second, a skilled demonstrator (such as Irwin Talesnick) can get students hooked but also push them to engage in critical thinking and predicting rather than just entertaining the students. Continue reading

The Biochemistry Of Autumn Colors | World Science Festival

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Whether you make a point of going on leaf-peeping excursions or just enjoy the turning leaves shading your street, you probably wonder what the story is behind the autumn palette of maples, oaks, birches and other deciduous trees. The answer lies in biochemistry. Continue reading

2014 Nobel Prize In Chemistry for Microscopy

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Nobel Prize In Chemistry Rewards Thinking Very, Very Small

nobel prize in chemThe Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2014 was awarded jointly to Eric Betzig, Stefan W. Hell and William E. Moerner “for the development of super-resolved fluorescence microscopy”.

 

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