This very simple to perform demo can be made very memorable by ensuring the students see it as a discrepant event. Students are expecting to see a free fall but instead see a low terminal velocity with no obvious source of friction.
alentine’s Day is a perfect time to give that loved one a selection of candy… and there’s nothing more romantic on Valentine’s Day than to give that special someone candy… and teach them how to use the candy to do some really cool science. Our science of candy expert, Steve Spangler, is here to turn candy into oohs & ahhhs. Continue reading
Humans have had a huge effect on the environment by producing and releasing pollutants. Pollution leads to a variety of issues. Some of the better-known pollutants include greenhouse gases, which are the main cause of global warming; acid-producing air pollutants that result in acid rain; and persistent toxic chemicals, which can result in the death of the top predators in ecosystems. Continue reading
Hypothermia; concussions and Alzheimer’s disease; why hot water can freeze faster; the Bat Bot; possible sign of dark matter; images of Saturn’s rings – 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.