The Nobel Prize in Chemistry: Molecular Machines, Explained

The 2016 Nobel Prize in Chemistry goes to Jean-Pierre Sauvage, Sir Fraser Stoddart, and Ben Feringa.

In this episode of Speaking of Chemistry, we look at how three molecular machinists earned this year’s Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

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How To Make Something Invisible – Cool Science Experiment

If you’ve ever wanted to make something invisible, our science guy Steve Spangler says he has the secret. Our only question is why he has fragile object, safety glasses and a hammer. Steve is with Mark at the invisibility demo table. Continue reading

Sources of Light Cooperative Learning Activity

Idea- lightbulb ImageBy Varsha Patel, TDSB

Introduction

I chose to cover luminous sources using this cooperative learning activity (CL) as a way to make the topic more interesting and meaningful to the students. Students can be easily grouped according to the light source for which they are responsible, another reason why this activity works well. It is truly remarkable that once all the instructions (see Instructions sheet) were given out, the students were engaged — working quietly and attentively as they knew they all had roles to perform. Giving a time limit for the various parts of the activity ensured students maintained their level of readiness/involvement.

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