Scientists may have detected a black hole devouring a neutron star | CBC News

First, astronomers made history when they detected a gravitational wave from two black holes merging. Then it was two neutron stars. Now, astronomers believe they’ve detected a gravitational wave coming from another first-time discovery: a black hole swallowing a neutron star.

Source: Scientists may have detected a black hole devouring a neutron star | CBC News

Videoconferencing to Connect Students With Science & STEM Experts | STAO Connex by Julie Vander Meij

Technology Focus: Videoconferencing allows you to connect your class live to a guest speaker, to learn from them, and ask them questions. This is enabled through online tools such as Virtual Researcher on Call, Google Hangouts and Skype.

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 Videoconferencing allows students to connect to science professionals, engineers and other STEM experts and provides relevant real-world contexts and personal stories that help students engage with science curriculum. It can also address STSE expectations (Science, Technology, Society and the Environment) and Strand A expectations.

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🔍 Experiment of The Week – Homemade Projector by Steve Spangler

If you’ve watched videos on a smartphone, then you know it can be tough to truly enjoy a show on such a small screen.  For those who are in the mood to do something creative, you can make your own projector. All you need is a cardboard box, a smart phone with videos, and a few basic tools.

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Canadian high school science courses behind on climate change, says UBC study – The Globe and Mail

In general, the study found that Canadian curricula does not cover the scientific consensus behind climate change, its impacts or solutions

Source: Canadian high school science courses behind on climate change, says UBC study – The Globe and Mail

Moon Landing 50th: CBC News takes you inside the landmark mission and its impact | CBC News

Fifty years ago, the Apollo 11 mission took humans to the moon, capturing imaginations worldwide and sparking a new era of discovery. CBC News is looking back this week at the landmark mission, considering its impact on the world today and exploring Canada’s role in the new space economy. Continue reading