You might be surprised to hear that measles is 10 times more contagious than Ebola or the plague. How do epidemiologists quantify a disease’s catchiness? Hosted by: Stefan Chin SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It’s called SciShow Tangents. Continue reading
The Science Teachers’ Association of Ontario (STAO) has created additional curriculum resources on ways of incorporating Indigenous Knowledge into the science and technology and science curriculum. These resources involve Indigenous Peoples, their ancient knowledge, practices, customs, and lifeways; therefore, the paradigm, agenda, purpose, process, and outcomes must be appropriate and sensitive to their perspective. Continue reading
Scientists have found evidence of a major solar storm that struck Earth more than 2,600 years ago — a finding they say holds relevance today, given how vulnerable some of our modern technology can be to the sun’s activity. Continue reading
In this activity, students will utilize the StikBot App (Stikbot Studio), an application easily downloadable on Apple and Android products (e.g. Ipads, Iphones, Tablets, etc.) to produce short films using stop motion animation as a form of storytelling in the Grade 7 Understanding Life Systems Unit to support their own inquiry questions.
|Technology Focus: Zing Stikbot Studio App (Stikbot Studio) on iOS (Apple) and Android Devices; Google Docs for Conferencing/Anecdotal feedback; Google Docs Rubrics for Assessment
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This resource is part of STAO’s Technology Enabled Learning Collection.
Thanks for the great ideas Sofia!!!!!!
Have you ever thought about how strange it is that dogs eat these dry, weird smelling bits of food for their entire lives and never get sick of them? This truly is a scientific puzzle and there are many different types of dog food formulas on the market. Some are designed for weight loss, long shelf life and making sure that your dog eats a balanced diet. This week on Reactions, you’ll see the real wonder of what’s behind the chemistry being used to make the perfect dog food kibble. Continue reading
This recent article from the Journal of Chemical Education is an excellent overview of accidents that have happened involving flammable liquids. The authors report 164 children and educators have been injured over a 20 year period. The article also provides useful insights into why these accidents occur and measures necessary to prevent them.
In my opinion, this article is a “must read” for any science teacher considering bringing a sample of a flammable liquid into their classroom.
Link to article
Thanks for sharing this idea Milan !
YES! We are doing another collaborative project in honour of the 2019 International Year of the Periodic Table! February/March 2019 Update We are beginning to receive artwork for each element from
Source: 2019 International Year of the Periodic Table Timeline of Elements |
This week Reactions is checking out some sushi chemistry. What creates the subtle interplay of flavors in your tuna nigiri? Take a deep dive with us into the science of rice, fish, and seaweed! Continue reading