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HPS 0410 Einstein for Everyone Title page, Preface and Table of Contents for Einstein for Everyone Introduction: the Questions Special Relativity Why I don’t ‘believe’ in ‘science’ ” ‘I believe in science’ is an homage given to science by people who generally don’t understand much about it. Science is used here not to describe specific methods or theories, but to provide a badge of tribal identity. Which serves, ironically, to demonstrate a lack of interest in the guiding principles of actual science.” – Robert Tracinski Optical illusions show how animals perceive the world Visual illusions remind us that we are not passive decoders of reality but active interpreters. Our eyes capture information from the environment, but our brain can play tricks on us. Perception doesn’t always match reality. Scientists have used illusions for decades to explore the psychological and cognitive processes that underlie human visual perception. More recently, evidence is emerging that suggests many animals, like us, can perceive and create a range of visual illusions.

Build Model Atoms and More on the NOVA Elements App NOVA Elements for iPad is an excellent iPad app for helping students learn about the periodic table of elements. The app is "hosted" by NY Times technology reviewer David Pogue. There are three primary features of the app. The medium is the message "The medium is the message" is a phrase coined by the Canadian communication thinker Marshall McLuhan and introduced in his Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man, published in 1964.[1] McLuhan proposes that a communication medium itself, not the messages it carries, should be the primary focus of study. He showed that artifacts as media affect any society by their characteristics, or content. McLuhan's theory[edit]

Articles on "Electricity" Why three prongs?Why do wall outlets have three holes? "Grounding" and safety. Right Angle CircuitryDo Lenz' Law and the Right Hand rule still work... after you've been turned INSIDE OUT by that greasy black Fog? "Static Electric" misconceptionsA list of things which gave me a warped view of Electrostatics. Once I recognized their existence, I was able to fight free of them. Why I Don't "Believe" in "Science" For some years now, one of the left’s favorite tropes has been the phrase “I believe in science.” Elizabeth Warren stated it recently in a pretty typical form: “I believe in science. And anyone who doesn’t has no business making decisions about our environment.”

Winchester School of Art Library Blog Last month our Site Engagement Librarian Donna Ballan attended the Victorian Popular Fiction Association’s Victorian Animal Encounters Conference at the University of Portsmouth. Two of the papers discussed nineteenth-century illustrations of ‘insect women’ in the satirical journal Punch. Intrigued by these peculiar depictions of women ‘fashioned from nature’, Donna decided to take a closer look at our own collection of Punch to discover what these illustrations reveal about contemporary attitudes towards Victorian women and female fashion. Figure 1: Punch, 17 June 1871 Figure 2: Punch, 23 April 1870 The Knitting Reference Library at Winchester School of Art holds issues of Punch dating from 1841 up until 1951, and I have to admit, these volumes are some of my favourite items in the collection.

About: Participatory Science Platform - Science Into Action Participatory Science Platform (PSP) – What is it? The Participatory Science Platform (PSP) initiative was identified in the Science in Society strategic plan, A Nation of Curious Minds, and developed by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) and the Ministry of Education with close involvement of the Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor. The PSP builds on the popularity of citizen science, but rebalances the relationship between the lay person and scientist through a highly collaborative approach. MBIE has initiated and funded three PSP pilots in Otago, Taranaki and South Auckland, with the intent to be evaluate these pilots over 2016/17. For further information about the PSP initiative nationally please see: or contact: Dr.

Home During the lockdown I have really noticed how IB educators have been supporting each other and living the IB mission, not just through IB Educators Chat, but through various groups on Facebook, WhatsApp on Twitter. Supporting each other in this difficult time is definitely something we should be proud of and I am sure something which will impress our students. Serving others and taking action! I thought that we could move a step further by supporting some non-teachers through Kiva. Dimensions Home A film for a wide audience! Nine chapters, two hours of maths, that take you gradually up to the fourth dimension. Mathematical vertigo guaranteed! Background information on every chapter: see "Details".

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