New Elements Contest | University of Waterloo

The contest is to design an elemental tile for each of the four newly named elements, nihonium (Nh), moscovium (Mc), tennessine (Ts) and oganesson (Og). The top entries will be featured in the upcoming issues of Chem 13 News and will be chosen based on creativity, research and artistic expression. The final winners will be decided by a readers vote.

For more information consult U of W’s New Elements Content link below

Source: New Elements Contest | Chemistry

Teacher Demo: Osmosis Across a Semi-permeable Membrane

63380940 - cell membrane, lipid bilayer, 3d illustration of a diffusion of liquid molecules through cell membrane

63380940 – cell membrane, lipid bilayer, 3d illustration of a diffusion of liquid molecules through cell membrane

Osmosis, the movement of a solvent (usually water) across a semi-permeable membrane from an area of higher solvent concentration to an area of lower solvent concentration, is key in the maintenance of homeostasis. This demo shows osmosis across a semi-permeable membrane.

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SciNews, Thursday, January 26, 2017

Do girls really read better than boys?; earwax, the self-cleaning marvel; extreme survival in deadly cold; ‘smart’ fibres curb battery fires; teens lose sleep over social media; massive ice shelf about to break off – 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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Teaching tomorrow’s teachers about lab safety – Enbridge Inc.

York University students Amy Urquhart, left, and Christina Salvatore model Enbridge-branded gloves during a recent STAO lab safety workshop.

Supporting science . . . by stressing safety.

That’s the intent of an annual lab safety workshop for teaching candidates, arranged and hosted by the Science Teachers’ Association of Ontario (STAO). Continue reading

SciNews, Sunday, January 23, 2017

Acupuncture reduces excessive crying in colicky babies; new moth named after Trump; fungus – king of the forest; graphene’s ability to superconduct; Foremost, Alberta a drone hotspot; Trump’s Cabinet and science; Earth breaks heat record – 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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