A “Slowmation” (abbreviated from “Slow Animation”) is a simplified way for teachers or students to design and make a narrated stop-motion animation that is played slowly at 2 frames/second to explain a concept or tell a story. The explanation can be enhanced with text or music and is an engaging way to learn because students conduct research and use their own technology to design a sequence of representations culminating in the slowmation, which is a multimodal digital representation. Continue reading
A bioengineering student is using his fourth colorful prosthetic made from Legos. The 19-year-old’s dream is to build affordable prosthetics.
Source: Teen born without forearm builds working robotic Lego arm
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Scientists from NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration have declared 2018 the fourth warmest year on record. It ranks behind 2016, 2017 and 2015, respectively. And it’s only going to get warmer from here, they predict. Continue reading
Lack of sleep has become a huge problem for Canadian adolescents, says a Sick Kids sleep expert, adding that, ‘in 20 years time, we’re going to see a whole generation of adults who are functioning sub-optimally.’
Source: How a science fair project helped wake up adults to teen sleep deprivation ‘epidemic’ | CBC News
The “planetary health diet” is based on cutting red meat and sugar consumption in half and upping intake of fruits, vegetables and nuts.
How do you talk to someone who doesn’t believe in climate change? Not by rehashing the same data and facts we’ve been discussing for years, says climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe. Continue reading
Canada’s Food Guide is getting its first major overhaul since 2007. The update has been in the works for years, and is set to be released in the coming months. Here’s a look at how some of the other nearly 100 countries which have food guides tackle the subject. Continue reading