Using D2L as a Blended Learning Platform for SNC1D and SPH4U | STAO Connex by Jeff Wellman

Futurists predict that those who work in jobs that require lower education and lower skill sets have a higher chance to have their jobs lost or restructured while those that require greater education or are highly skilled will be less affected. There is a growing urgency now because the discussion has moved from the theoretical to the observable.  Continue reading

Static Electricity – Van de Graaff Generator

Steve Spangler is a celebrity teacher, science toy designer, speaker, author and an Emmy award-winning television personality. Spangler is probably best known for his Mentos and Diet Coke geyser experiment that went viral in 2005 and prompted more than 1,000 related YouTube videos. Spangler is the founder of http://www.SteveSpanglerScience.com, a Denver-based company specializing in the creation of science toys, classroom science demonstrations, teacher resources and home for Spangler’s popular science experiment archive and video collection. Spangler is a frequent guest on the Ellen DeGeneres Show where he takes classroom science experiments to the extreme. Check out his pool filled with 2,500 boxes of cornstarch!

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How Blue LEDs Changed the World – YouTube

Not only are small, energy efficient LEDs used in almost every piece of modern electronics, they have the greatest potential impact on energy savings globally. But LEDs didn’t have much use until the ’90s, when Japanese scientists discovered the missing link needed to complete the color spectrum: The blue LED.

Do Volts or Amps Kill You? Voltage, Current and Resistance – YouTube

There’s a saying that “it’s not the volts that kills you, it’s the amps” and while that’s true in a way, you can’t have amps without volts and skin resistance plays a big part too. This video explores all this, introducing voltage, current and resistance for those new to these things. Continue reading

Astrophysicists find elusive molecule that ‘kick-started’ the universe | CBC News

​​​​​​​They knew it had to exist, but they just couldn’t find evidence of it. Now, after decades of searching, astrophysicists have found verification of the first molecule that formed after the Big Bang. Continue reading