How Long Will You Live?


Cell biology gives clues to why we age and lobsters don’t.
I made another video! The future of energy:
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Animations are from Emmy-winning film ‘Immortal’, reproduced here courtesy of December Media and Genepool Productions (previously Pemberton Films)

Check out Immortal here:

Find out more about telomeres and telomerase here:

Special thanks to Dr. Fiona Ginty, Principal Scientist in the Life Sciences and Molecular Diagnostics Group at GE. Her research focuses on imaging different proteins within the cell. It’s both a very powerful technique and it’s beautiful.

Filmed by Raquel Nuno and Vasilios Sfinarolakis
Aging makeup by Heather Grippaldi:
Music by Kevin MacLeod, “Past the Edge” and “Lightless Dawn”

Is This Really Science?

origami purchased from 123rfWritten by Joyce Posada, a 2015 Galbraith winner from the University of Toronto.

This question that my Associate Teacher asked me when I showed this lesson plan to her stood out in my mind.  I remember pointing out the expectation in the Ministry’s curriculum document. However, this incident reminded me that teachers are no longer here to drill concepts in our students’ heads, concepts that they might never use in the future. As shown by this lesson, teachers are preparing the students to have an understanding of scientific concepts and processes so that the students are able to make personal decisions in their everyday lives.  Teaching this lesson increases scientific literacy, thus helping the students analyze and understand support systems provided by companies in order to create a safe and effective product.

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