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Interactive Science activities ABPI - Resources for Schools It is helpful to be able to search on an age range within each subject area Teacher 2011 View page Choose topic The Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry 7th floor, Southside, 105 Victoria Street, London, SW1E 6QT Telephone +44 (0) 870 890 4333 Comet Siding Spring Soars Past Mars bbc.com A recently discovered comet has whizzed past Mars, giving scientists a unique chance to study an object from the farthest reaches of the Solar System. The comet, known as Siding Spring, raced past Mars at 56km per second (125,000mph), missing it by 139,500 km.

Big Think There are only two events in the universe that defy the laws of physics: black holes and the big bang, and while scientists try to explain them, crucial evidence may be eaten up in the meantime. Christophe Galfard's book is "The Universe in Your Hand A Journey Through Space, Time, and Beyond" ( Read more at BigThink.com:

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Sugata Mitra Recruit partners in the areas of technology, architecture, education and strategy to help design and build Schools in the Cloud of varying bandwidth and resources. Create the Granny Cloud, a global network of educators and retired teachers who can support and engage the children through an online School in the Cloud learning platform. Engage communities, parents, schools and afterschool programs worldwide to transform the way kids learn, by sharing the Self Organized Learning Environment (SOLE) toolkit with them, along with how-to videos and educational resources. In November 2013, the first School in the Cloud—located inside a high school in Killingworth, England—opened its doors to students. Tree of Life Web Project The Tree of Life Web Project (ToL) is a collaborative effort of biologists and nature enthusiasts from around the world. On more than 10,000 World Wide Web pages, the project provides information about biodiversity, the characteristics of different groups of organisms, and their evolutionary history (phylogeny). Each page contains information about a particular group, e.g., salamanders, segmented worms, phlox flowers, tyrannosaurs, euglenids, Heliconius butterflies, club fungi, or the vampire squid. ToL pages are linked one to another hierarchically, in the form of the evolutionary tree of life. Starting with the root of all Life on Earth and moving out along diverging branches to individual species, the structure of the ToL project thus illustrates the genetic connections between all living things.

Exhibits Collection New Englanders have a saying: "If you don't like the weather, just wait a minute." Weather forecasts may be more stable in other parts of the world, but the basic idea stands. Weather is dynamic, the product of interacting forces we are only beginning to understand. Comet Siding Spring makes close fly-by of Mars in rare encounter Updated A comet the size of a small mountain has whizzed past Mars, wowing space enthusiasts with the once-in-a-million-years encounter. The comet, known as Siding Spring, passed just 140,000 kilometres from Mars, less than half the distance between Earth and the Moon and 10 times closer than any known comet has passed by Earth, NASA said. The comet made its closest approach to Mars at 5:27am (AEDT), hurling past at about 203,000 kilometres per hour.

If You've Ever Felt You Stepped Into The Twilight Zone In A Meeting, This Video Will Speak To You People on the business side, creative side, and technical side of an operation don’t necessarily all speak the same language--but for our friends in the engineering department, being asked to transcend the rules of pesky “reality” and the laws of physics, geometry, thermodynamics, and other areas of scientific expertise that their business-minded colleagues don’t understand must be incredibly frustrating. That’s the takeaway from “The Expert,” a seven-minute short written and directed by Lauris Beinerts of London. The video is about a “funny business meeting illustrating how hard it is for an engineer to fit into the corporate world," but, really, it speaks to anyone who's been in meetings where they've truly felt that the people across the table are living on another plane of reality based on the requests coming out of their mouths.

The Sourcebook for Teaching Science The Sourcebook for Teaching Science – Strategies, Activities, and Instructional Resources, provides new and experienced teachers a wealth of teaching strategies, resources, lessons, activities, and ideas to enhance the teaching and learning of physics, chemistry, biology, and the earth and space sciences. Resources are based on learning theory, and are designed to stimulate student interest and involvement. As students engage in the activities of this book, they develop higher order reasoning skills, and a deeper understanding of scientific concepts and their relevance to their everyday life.

Comet Siding Spring whizzes past Mars A comet the size of a small mountain has whizzed past Mars, dazzling space enthusiasts with the once-in-a-million-years encounter. The comet, known as Siding Spring (C/2013 A1), made its closest encounter with Mars on Sunday at 2.27pm on Sunday (0527 AEDT Monday), racing past the Red Planet at a breakneck 203,000km/h. At its closest, Siding Spring was 139,500km from Mars - less than half the distance between Earth and our moon.

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