Compound Interest – submitted by Joanne O’Meara

This cool site uses easy to understand graphics to explore everyday chemistry and beyond. In particular, the site provides an great summary of the 2019 science-based Nobel prizes (Physics, Chemistry, Medicine/Physiology) that teachers might
find useful in their classrooms.

Source: Compound Interest

Thanks for suggesting this great idea Joanne!!!!!!!!!

Radon: A literature search for answers – submitted by Dave Gervais

The following article provides the results of a literature search of radon and its hazards of particular interest to high school science teachers.  The article was written by Dave Gervais, chair of STAO’s Safety Committee. Continue reading

World Space Week – submitted by STAO’s Amy Gorecki

October 4-10 is World Space Week and we hope that you will join us in celebrating the theme of: “The Moon: Gateway to the Stars”.

Attached is information about our upcoming astronomy webinars, some of STAO’s related resources which might be helpful in your classroom, and some links to space-related organizations with educational resources for teachers from grades K-12.

We hope you will find this helpful in planning for your Earth and Space Science units!

Click here to download STAO World Space Week info….

Thanks for the post Amy!!!!!!!!!

Using a Van de Graaff generator – YouTube

From the Institute of Physics and the National STEM Learning Centre and Network (https://www.stem.org.uk/), this video is aimed at teachers and shows how to get the best out of a Van de Graaff generator. In the video, Michael de Podesta explains how the generator works and gives some tips on getting consistently good results when using the apparatus. The video concludes with a simple but effective demonstration of charge.

Dry Ice Crystal Ball Bubble – SICK Science | Experiments | Steve Spangler Science

It’s the world’s coolest crystal ball.

Create a soap film on the rim of a bucket and, with one other simple ingredient, you will have made the world’s coolest crystal ball.

Source: Dry Ice Crystal Ball Bubble – SICK Science | Experiments | Steve Spangler Science