Sustainable Aquatic Ecosystems

Deepwater Horizon spill







Written by Sara Avent

This lesson plan begins with a video of underwater footage of the Deepwater Horizon spill. The students will be asked to share how they think the spill affected the environment which leads into the main lesson on human effects on ecosystems.  Click on the link below for the complete lesson.

Sustainable Aquatic Ecosystems

Sara Avent is a 2014 Galbraith Science Education Award recipient.  

The Meaning of E=mc^2

You’ve probably seen E=mc2 somewhere, in science class or maybe in cartoons or other pop culture ephemera, but if you really want to know what it means, listen to World Science Festival co-founder and Columbia University physicist Brian Greene’s explanation above. Then, once you have the basics of the relationship between mass and energy, go check out the Mass-Energy Scale from Minute Labs. Would you be surprised to know that the amount of energy used by the Large Hadron Collider in one year is roughly equivalent to the mass of an ounce of feathers?