Lab-grown guts, shriek physics, poison chemistry and what’s the latest news from the recent Pluto flyby – just what your students want to hear and get revved up about science. This eclectic collection of current science news stories is brought to you by STAOBlog.
Ah, autumn: falling leaves, warm mugs of tea, and astronomy! Though the autumn equinox is primarily associated in our minds with the advent of fall, it’s actually determined by a very specific astronomical event, not the whims of weather. Continue reading
In The Martian, astronaut Mark Watney is stranded alone on Mars and must be rescued. It is an exciting tale of what could happen once humans start traveling to the red planet. Let’s take a look back at the most epic space rescues in history.
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By Daniel Genesee
Daniel Genesee was a pre-service teacher at the University of Toronto when he wrote this article. He was a recipient of the 2013 Don Galbraith Pre-Service Teacher Award of Excellence with this submission.
Curriculum Connection: Numerous grades and subjects — Secondary
Formulating good questions and learning to refine them is a key element of any inquiry process. Continue reading