Business of Life: Science/ wonders Archives April 3, 2014 Joanne Milne hears birdsong and a child's voice for the first time We all take things too much for granted which we only realize when we hear a story like that of Joanne Milne. This is the magical moment a woman who has been deaf since birth was able to hear for the very first time after having electronic implants in her ears switched on. Joanne Milne, 40, burst into tears when the sound of a nurse reciting the days of the week introduced her to a sensory world denied to her throughout her life. The elation of hearing birdsong, a gurgling tap and a child's voice: In an emotional interview, Joanne, who was filmed hearing her first sound last week after being deaf from birth, reveals how it felt 'It was overwhelming. Posted by Jill Fallon at 2:28 PM | Permalink February 8, 2014 You always wondered and know you know it's the popping proteins Why do your fingers wrinkle in the bath? Posted by Jill Fallon at 11:59 AM | Permalink February 5, 2014 Stem cells - an incredible discovery
Impressive Time-Lapse Photography Examples Time-Lapse Photography is one of the Cinematography techniques wherein the camera shots a video of an action a long time to take place and replay it in a faster frame-rate. This gives the speed animation effect for events like the city daily activities and nature phenomena, etc. This approach gives more interesting and creative effect on the video footage especially, when it shows events in a different way than we see every day. This unique style is the opposite for another technique called the Speed Photography that we showcased before in 35+ Smashing Liquid High Speed Photography. The following video shows different Time-Lapse Photography examples from different places for various natural phenomena. I hope you will enjoy these videos and share with us your thoughts about this technique. Timelapse Montage Mike Flores creates this amazing Time-Lapse Video with adding dolly moves using his custom track and dolly system. Hayaku: A Time Lapse Journey Through Japan Aurora Borealis timelapse
Science ks1 & ks2 teaching resources The current national curriculum programmes of study for science at key stages 1 and 2 have been disapplied with effect from 1 September 2013 for pupils in years 3 and 4 and are no longer statutory in relation to those year groups. This means that schools are free to develop their own curriculums for science that best meet the needs of their pupils, in preparation for the introduction of the new national curriculum from September 2014 Science remains a compulsory national curriculum subject at all 4 key stages, and the existing programmes of study and attainment targets remain statutory for pupils in years 1, 2, 5 and 6 in 2013 to 2014, because they will underpin the statutory key stage 1 and 2 tests in 2014 and 2015. New statutory programmes of study and attainment targets will be introduced from September 2014 for all year groups except years 2 and 6: for those year groups, the new curriculum will take effect from September 2015. For more information visit the DfE website: Word 2003
Primary Teaching Resources Primary Teaching Resources Primary Booklet: Parts of a Plant and their Functions This topic introduces pupils to the basic parts of a flowering plant - the root, stem, leaf and flower. Primary Booklet: Living processes, and what plants need to grow Number 3 in an online version of a series of booklets written to support plant science in the Primary Curriculum. Primary Booklet: Reproduction and Life Cycles - Part 1 Number 1 in an online version of a series of booklets written to support plant science in the Primary Curriculum. Plants for Primary Pupils Booklets - Overview An introduction and overview of our six Plants for Primary Pupils booklets, which cover a wide range of topics on primary science, including plenty of opportunities to develop numeracy and literacy skills and to make cross-curricular links. Fruits, seeds and their dispersal This series of activities gives pupils an opportunity to explore different aspects of fruits and seeds and to understand how (and why) they are dispersed.
physicscentral Science by Email | Phantom island, Treasure maps A research team on board Australia’s Marine National Facility research vessel, Southern Surveyor, have made an unusual discovery: an island that isn’t there. We rely on maps all the time. Street directories and websites such as Google Maps help us to find our way around unfamiliar places, and help prevent us getting lost. In some situations, accurate maps are more than just a convenience – they are a necessity. ‘Sandy Island’ appeared on many maps, including Google Maps and some meteorological maps. The group of scientists from the University of Sydney, who were leading a research team on board Southern Surveyor, noticed the island wasn’t on the ship’s nautical charts, or on French government maps. It was late at night, around 10.30 pm when they arrived where Sandy Island was supposed to be. How this phantom island found its way onto so many maps is not yet clear. The mystery of Sandy Island shows how important it is to check sources of information. More information
Web 2.0 Science Tools By Laura Turner The following web2.0 sites would be useful for science educators at the high school and middle school level. Some would also be appropriate for higher elementary grade levels. There are many new ‘tools’ or websites that take advantage of the higher speed and bandwidth of today’s Internet. Web 2.0 can also be described as the second round of new technology development and adoption. EcoKids This award-winning EcoKids web site is an interactive environmental web site for children, their families, and educators in Canada and around the world. Experience Math and Science with Gizmos (3-12) www.explorelearning.com This site features 450 interactive simulations for math and science. Exploratorium www.exploratorium.edu This site was one of the first science museums to build a site on the World Wide Web. Google Google SketchUp Create, modify, and share 3-d models! St.
Fun Sites for Primary Pupils - Science General Sites BBC Science Clips 36 interactive resources linked to the QCA Scheme of Work for Science - ideal for use with an interactive whiteboard. Life Processes and Living Things The Great Plant Escape Help Detective LePlant and his partners Bud and Sprout unlock the amazing mysteries of plant life! They will need your help to find clues, do experiments, and solve problems as you journey into the world of plants. Scholastic's Magic School Bus: The Great Habitat Match-up To find out more about a few endangered species and their habitats, try playing The Great Habitat Match-Up game. Life Processes and Living Things: Ourselves The Human Body Cyberhunt A series of questions about the human body. Physical Processes: General Engineering Interact Resources on this site from Cambridge University cover Key Stage 2 of the National Curriculum for England, Physical Processes (Sc4). Physical Processes: Forces Physical Processes: The Earth in Space Physical Processes: Electricity
Science Friday Science Friday’s lesson plans and activities are produced by our education staff and with partner organizations. Apr. 18, 2014 Make a Model Eardrum to Detect Sound Waves By Ariel Zych Create a model eardrum to visualize sound vibrations, and then use a smartphone to identify your model’s natural frequencies. frequency, hertz, sound, waves, amplitude, resonance, vibration, natural frequency, resonate, system, ear, hearing, eardrum Mar. 27, 2014 Make an Art Machine Safely find, build, or hack a machine that makes any kind of art. machine, mechanics, science club, art, sciarts, About the Science Club By SciFri Staff SciFri’s Science Club is a month-long challenge in which we ask you to go out, do science, and share it with others. Mar. 21, 2014 Blog: Teaching Digital Design Using New World Studio Teenage girls learn computational design in a collaborative weeklong workshop at the New York Hall of Science. Mar. 14, 2014 Make a Wire Critter That Can Walk on Water Mar. 07, 2014 Zip Line Zoo By Bedtime Math
ACS Science for Kids Water is an amazing substance! It can form into a beautiful snowflake in its solid state or evaporate into the air as a gas. Experiment with solids, liquids and gases to learn more about these states of matter. How do objects move? How far can a rubber band stretch? What lies beneath the surface of our Earth? The human body is made of various chemicals to help us smell, see, move, and most importantly, survive. Have some fun playing with science. Tag along with our friend Meg A.
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