The human race is ready to begin harvesting the resources of space both for their use in space and to increase the wealth and prosperity of the entire world.
In a recent blog post, the activity Elephant’s Toothpaste was demonstrated. The activity was in keeping with our STAO safety policy regarding chemical use. In that policy, we suggest the use of small quantities of chemicals, at as low a concentration as possible to allow the reaction to proceed. Teachers are also asked to explore … Continue reading
Click here to view one of STAO’s newest resources that deals with FNMI education in the elementary panel. This is one of several items in the recent issue of STAONews. Full access to STAONews is an exclusive benefit to STAO members.
Question: The STAO Safe on Science document (2011) indicates that only class 1 and class 2 lasers are recommended for use in high school science classes. Many of the documents that I have examined indicate that Class 3A (old classification), now called Class 3R (new classification) are also safe, unless viewed through an optical device. … Continue reading
Food labels often contain the word ‘fortified’. This means that one or more ingredients have been added that are not normally found in that food item. The purpose is to increase the amount of that mineral or nutrient to serve a dietary purpose. Table salt is fortified with iodine (to help prevent hypothyroidism, which can … Continue reading
Maybe not as many new species; peer support helpful; oxygen here earlier than thought; BPA controversy; new engineered material cools roofs; France calling out to scientists, etc. working on climate control – just a few of the themes in today’s eclectic collection of SciNews. Share these stories with your students and get them excited about science.