Christmas Tree Safety – Cool Science Demonstration

 

There’s nothing like the fresh smell of a real tree, but real trees can also pose a serious fire hazard if the tree accidentally dries out. Steve Spangler shares a “television-only” science demonstration with firefighters in a controlled situation that illustrates how dry trees are susceptible to catching fire and ways to avoid this potential fire risk. Continue reading

Health and Safety Video Contest

 

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Overview

Workers who are new to a job are three times more likely to be injured during the first month on the job than more experienced workers.

The It’s Your Job student video contest is put on by the Ministry of Labour to help high school students learn and talk about safety on the job.  Continue reading

World’s First Car! and Car Safety- Veritasium

Physics is something that is directly applicable to car safety. Cars go fast, but they also sometimes collide with obstacles, which brings them to a sudden stop, subjecting the car and occupants to very high accelerations, which can cause injury or death. So the major idea to improve car safety is to reduce these accelerations and there are a number of ways to do this: Continue reading

STAO Safety Mindedness Teacher Training Resource Update

STAO’s Safety Mindedness Program, the leading safety training program for Ontario Science teachers has been updated.   Safety Mindedness now works seamlessly on virtually any device.  Gestures like screen shrinking and expanding now works on tablets and phones. Continue reading