Are scientific findings a matter of opinion? Forty-three per cent of Canadians agree that they are, suggests a new poll. Continue reading
What are hurricanes?Hurricanes are part of a family of storms called tropical cyclones – storms that rotate rapidly around a low-pressure centre and produce heavy rain and strong winds. If one of these storms hits a sustained top wind speed of 119 kilometres an hour and appears in the Atlantic or eastern North Pacific, it qualifies as a hurricane. (Similar storms in the western North Pacific are called typhoons.) The Saffir-Simpson hurricane wind scale goes up from there, through to Category 5, which has no ceiling and represents storms with wind speeds greater than 252 km/h. Anything from Category 3 and up is a “major” hurricane.
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This Borax controversy is causing me to lose my mind… once again. Continue reading
This site provides an excellent assortment of current safety resources to help you start the school year with a focus on “safety mindedness” in all your classes. Continue reading
A solar eclipse can seriously damage your eyes. Using eclipse glasses is just one safety tip for viewing the total eclipse. Continue reading
ETA partial solar eclipse is seen through clouds in Bangkok on March 9, 2016. A similar partial eclipse begins across Canada on Aug. 21. (Athit Perawongmetha/Reuters) Continue reading
An important goal of science education in Ontario is to ensure our students are sufficiently scientifically literate to thrive in our rapidly-changing science-based world. Continue reading