Teachers who stand in front of their classes and deliver instruction are not “out-of-touch experts”—they’re role models. Continue reading
We only know of one planet in our universe that harbours life: Earth. So it’s logical that humanity has focused its search for life beyond our world on planetary bodies. But a new study suggests that we may be leaving out a larger chunk of the cosmos: moons. Continue reading
The OTF Summer Institutes, with the support of the Ministry of Education, are back. These three-day institutes give teachers the time to learn, reflect on classroom practice, and collaborate with peers. STAO is presenting the workshops described below as part of the OTF Summer Institutes 2018. Continue reading
YES! The Chemistry department at the University of Waterloo is doing another collaborative periodic table project! If you missed out on participating in our 2011 Periodic Table Project, this is your opportunity to have your students celebrate and be part of a worldwide initiative.
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Earlier this year, China stopped taking much of the world’s recyclable plastic waste. Now a new study suggests that by the year 2030, an estimated 111 million tonnes of plastic waste will be “displaced” as a result of the policy.
Source: 111 million tonnes of plastic waste will have nowhere to go by 2030 due to Chinese import ban: study | CBC News
Water is refreshing, hydrating, and invaluable to your survival. But clean water remains a precious and often scarce commodity – there are nearly 800 million people who still don’t have regular access to it. Why is that? And how can you tell whether the water you have access to — whether from a tap or otherwise — is drinkable? Mia Nacamulli examines water contamination and treatment. Continue reading
For decades, we’ve heard how terrible fat is for us, but more recently, sugar has become the new villain. What does the science actually say about these two macronutrients and how they affect our health?
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