Flinn Scientific Canada Offers Free GHS Course

flinn logoFlinn Scientific Canada’s GHS Training for Canadian Science Educators, is a free online safety training course that provides educators with a clear understanding of the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling (GHS) and explains how GHS has been integrated with Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System to create WHMIS 2015. The course helps teachers meet Health Canada’s GHS training requirements and supports WHMIS 2015 guidelines for ongoing chemical safety training in schools.

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The strengths and weaknesses of acids and bases – George Zaidan and Charles Morton

Vinegar may have a powerful smell, but did you know it’s actually a weak acid? In the chemical economy, acids actively give away their protons while bases actively collect them — but some more aggressively than others. George Zaidan and Charles Morton use the currency of subatomic particles to explain this unseen exchange.

Lesson by George Zaidan and Charles Morton, animation by Karrot Animation

SciNews, Sunday, June 26, 2016

Contagious cancers; childhood weight linked to adult diseases; scrub for 30 seconds; ubiquitous concrete; why water is essential to life; 3-day fuel-less flight; ultra-thin solar cells; Jupiter’s storms run deep – just a few of the themes in today’s eclectic collection of SciNews.  Share these stories with your students and get them excited about science.

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SciNews, Thursday, June 23, 2016

Healthcare providers wash well when watched; children’s brains buzz when they hear mothers’ voices; El Nino increases carbon dioxide; moving to ‘all video’ in 5 years; cats understand cause and effect; astronauts on Mars still 20 years away – just a few of the themes in today’s eclectic collection of SciNews.  Share these stories with your students and get them excited about science.

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We are made of star stuff: Jocelyn Bell Burnell at TEDxVienna

Jocelyn Bell Burnell is a Visiting Professor in Oxford (UK). She inadvertently discovered pulsars as a graduate student in radio astronomy in Cambridge, opening up a new branch of astrophysics — work recognised by the award of a Nobel Prize to her supervisor. Subsequently she has worked in many roles in many branches of astronomy, working part-time while raising a family. Increasing the number of women in science is important to her. In her spare time she gardens, listens to choral music, collects poetry with an astronomical theme, and is active in the Quakers (Religious Society of Friends).


In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)