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TED Ed: Derek Muller - The Founder of Veritasium. Ck12. Did You Know? – 20 Ways of Reusing Silica Gel Packets. This annoying little packet has a multitude of household uses.

Did You Know? – 20 Ways of Reusing Silica Gel Packets

Silica gel is a desiccant, a substance that absorbs moisture. Despite its misleading name, the silicate is actually a very porous mineral with a natural attraction to water molecules. Manufacturers utilize the gel to keep goods from spoiling, molding or degrading due to humidity. The gel itself is nontoxic, but can have a moisture indicator added (cobalt chloride) which is a known toxin that turns pink when hydrated and is otherwise blue in its dry form. Most silica found in our food and household purchases looks like tapioca beads and is benign unless combined with certain chemicals.

Dear 16-year-old Me. How to Walk on Eggs: Fun Physics for Kids. Do you ever feel like your kids are “walking on eggshells”?

How to Walk on Eggs: Fun Physics for Kids

Now you can show your kids how to literally walk on raw eggshells and do something that seems impossible. That’s right, eggs—those delicate things you have to check at the supermarket to make sure they’re not broken. In this article, I’ll show you a fun way to find out whether eggs are truly fragile or are actually incredibly architected pieces of nature, built for both strength and weakness. Why Take the Eggshells Challenge? 'Just a Theory': 7 Misused Science Words. SBS: Documentary - Pain, Pus and Poison. The first wide-spectrum optical invisibility cloak - metamaterials. To make a Harry Potter-style invisibility cloak requires the use of materials that have what's known as a negative refractive index over all optical wavelengths, from red to violet.

The first wide-spectrum optical invisibility cloak - metamaterials

However, the artificially-structured optical materials from which cloaks are made thus far have been restricted to a very narrow range of optical wavelengths, limiting their ability to cloak over a range of colors. That obstacle to progress looks to be at an end, as a group of optical engineers at Stanford has succeeded in designing a broadband metamaterial that exhibits a negative refractive index over nearly the entire rainbow. View all. Six myths about vaccination – and why they’re wrong (ScienceAlert) A pear has 600 times more formaldehyde in it than a vaccine does, writes Rachael Dunlop.

Six myths about vaccination – and why they’re wrong (ScienceAlert)

Image: Oksana Kuzmina/Shutterstock Recently released government figures show levels of childhood vaccination have fallen to dangerously low levels in some areas of Australia, resulting in some corners of the media claiming re-ignition of “the vaccine debate”. You can check how your postcode rates here. Well, scientifically, there’s no debate.

How It's Made. Teaching Resources, Classroom Resources & Lesson Plans - TES Resources. Crikey -- On politics, media, business, the environment and life.

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Describing and supporting effective science teaching and learning in Australian schools - validation issues. What is PBL? Nature of Science. Science on the Simpsons. A Private Universe Project. What causes the phases of the Moon?

A Private Universe Project

What are the reasons for the seasons? If you ask any number of people questions like these, almost every one of them will have some ideas that make sense to them. But how do people get their ideas? Are their ideas scientifically accurate?