‘David is an astronaut now’: Canadian blasts off on mission to International Space Station

Canadian David Saint-Jacques made his maiden voyage into space, joining Russian and American teammates for a launch from Baikonur, Kazakhstan. Here’s what you need to know

Source: ‘David is an astronaut now’: Canadian blasts off on mission to International Space Station

Battery fires: The potential danger hiding in your kitchen junk drawer at Christmas and year-round

Health Canada says it received more than 100 consumer reports over the last year involving batteries — everything from overheating to starting fires.

Source: Battery fires: The potential danger hiding in your kitchen junk drawer at Christmas and year-round

Live Animals in the Classroom Safety Notes – submitted by Flinn Scientific Canada

Studying living organisms in biology and life science is a “natural” way to engage students and
nurture their interest in biology. Keeping live animals requires thoughtful consideration of learning
goals, school policies, and potential dangers.

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Breakout Tools – submitted by Sandra Gambarotto

I’ve written several times about the amazing free tools at Flippity.net. In fact, when I am looking for a way to get people interested in spreadsheets, I almost always use Flippity because once people see the variety of the tools, and how easy it is to create them, they are hooked. This weekend, when I teaching a Google class, I revisited Flippity as part of my Sheets lesson and found a new addition to the family: a Breakout tool! Continue reading

Canadian Climate Literacy Survey

Canadian Climate Literacy Survey

Learning for a Sustainable Future, in collaboration with Dr. Ellen Field and Associate Professor Paul Berger from the Faculty of Education at Lakehead University and Leger Research Intelligence Group, with support from SSHRC, is undertaking a national survey to gain an understanding of current levels of knowledge and perceptions of climate change and to assess the education system role in addressing climate change education.

This survey is targeting the general public, parents of K-12 students, students ages 12 -18, teachers, administrators, teacher educators, and other interested educators across the country.

Link to the Survey