In this teacher demo, Mentos mints are used to unleash the dissolved carbon dioxide in a 2 L bottle of carbonated pop, producing a 2-3 m fountain. Continue reading
This regular feature of STAOblog brings you a sampling of the latest science news that would be of particular interest to your students. Continue reading
It took a life-threatening condition to jolt chemistry teacher Ramsey Musallam out of ten years of “pseudo-teaching” to understand the true role of the educator: to cultivate curiosity. In a fun and personal talk, Musallam gives 3 rules to spark imagination and learning, and get students excited about how the world works.
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Scientific discoveries don’t always result from methodically conducted experiments. In fact, several have resulted purely by accident. This process is sometimes called serendipity. True story – one of my professors described serendipity as “reaching into a bucket of manure and finding a gold nugget.” Continue reading