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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
Written by: Roxanne Palmer and Julie Rossman, World Science Festival
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
This discrepant event is based on the surface tension of water. Students predict the number of pennies that can fit into a wine glass filled almost to the brim with water and then have their prediction tested. Continue reading
3D image of a bacterium
Nobel Prize In Chemistry Rewards Thinking Very, Very Small
The 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”.
via ScienceDaily: News, Videos & Articles in Science, Health, Technology & Environment.
“This year’s prize is about light.” Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences Permanent Secretary Staffan Normark. Continue reading