What Recent Scientific Discoveries Could Change the World The number of scientific studies and discoveries each day is staggering: On March 17 of this year, scientists discovered rippling patterns in thermal radiation, which might be evidence for the Big Bang; they discovered a glacier in Greenland melting faster than expected, forcing revised estimates of global sea level rise; and a terrestrial ecologist revived moss specimens that had been frozen for more than 1,500 years. And what about today? What new information means very little outside of a very specific field, and what will crack a staid category wide open? It took 20 years and 2.2 miles of drilling, but Russian researchers finally reached Lake Vostok in February 2012. Haven’t heard of it? Fracking opponents might finally have their smoking gun: A study by the Colorado School of Public Health released this January linked living near a fracking site to increased risk of congenital heart disease in children by up to 30 percent.
25 Science Gifs That Will Blow Your Mind! 1.) A candle lit by its vapor trail. 2.) A kernel of corn popping. 3.) 4.) 5.) 6.) 7.) 8.) 9.) 10.) 11.) 12.) 13.) 14.) 15.) 16.) 17.) 18.) 19.) 20.) 21.) 22.) 23.) 24.) magnetic putty swallowing a metal cube whole. 25.) Foldit Solve Puzzles for Science Museums - Attractions in Bangkok All Museums in Bangkok Bangkok Forensic Museum Bangkok's many museums exhibit some of the most sublime, and strangest, collections of relics you can imagine, giving visitors a wonderful insight into Thailand's colourful culture and unique heritage. Some are housed in buildings just as interesting as their contents, like Kamthieng House, a 19th Century teak house and former abode of a rice farmer, the Bangkok Folk Museum and Jim Thompson's House. The best place to start has to be the National Museum, in Rattanakosin. Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday - 09:00 to 16:00 Price Range: 40 baht - free for children under 120 cm (not sure you should take kids there, though) How to get there: Take the river shuttle near the Grand Palace. Bangkok National Museum In the former grounds of the 18th Century Wang Na Palace, The Bangkok National Museum houses the largest collection of Thai art and artifacts in the country. Bangkok Seashell Museum Bangkokian Museum Bank of Thailand Museum Batcat Toy Museum
Exploratorium: the museum of science, art and human perception Samsara Samsara is a Sanskrit word that means “the ever turning wheel of life” and is the point of departure for the filmmakers as they search for the elusive current of interconnection that runs through our lives. Filmed over a period of almost five years and in twenty-five countries, Samsara transports us to sacred grounds, disaster zones, industrial sites, and natural wonders. By dispensing with dialogue and descriptive text, the documentary subverts our expectations of a traditional documentary, instead encouraging our own inner interpretations inspired by images and music that infuses the ancient with the modern. Samsara is a documentary film that explores the wonders of our world from the mundane to the miraculous, looking into the unfathomable reaches of man’s spirituality and the human experience. Through powerful images, the film illuminates the links between humanity and the rest of nature, showing how our life cycle mirrors the rhythm of the planet.
Learn How Flocabulary Works Writing is a critical part of the learning process and is supported by research and standards, from Bloom's Taxonomy to the Common Core. When students write their own academic rhymes, they build essential writing skills and master content. Oh, and did we mention it’s fun? Explore our Writing Academic Rhymes lessons. How the Physics of Football Works" When you throw a football across the yard to your friend, you are using physics. You make adjustments for all the factors, such as distance, wind and the weight of the ball. The farther away your friend is, the harder you have to throw the ball, or the steeper the angle of your throw. This adjustment is done in your head, and it's physics -- you just don't call it that because it comes so naturally. Physics is the branch of science that deals with the physical world. The branch of physics that is most relevant to football is mechanics, the study of motion and its causes. Delivery of a football through the airRunners on the fieldStopping runners on the field Watching a weekend football game could be teaching you something other than who threw the most passes or gained the most yards.
Classroom Resources Classroom Resources Welcome to Classroom Resources--a diverse collection of lessons and web resources for classroom teachers, their students, and students' families. Materials are arranged by subject area to help you quickly find resources in your interest area, and then use them to create lesson plans or at-home activities. Most of these resources come from the National Science Digital Library (NSDL). NSDL is the National Science Foundation's online library of resources for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education. Classroom Resources by research area:
Competition Eligibility Rules and Requirements - ExploraVision Each category will be judged separately, based on the abilities of students in those grades. Students in a lower grade may be part of a team competing in the next-higher category. However, students may not move down to a lower grade-level category. ExploraVision has four categories: Primary Level (Grades K – 3) Upper Elementary Level (Grades 4 – 6) Middle Level (Grades 7 – 9) High School Level (Grades 10 – 12) Each student may only submit one project per year. A Toshiba/NSTA ExploraVision submission form An abstract (150 words max.) Submission materials will not be returned. Click here to register now! Rights, patents and trademarks. Toshiba and the National Science Teachers Association reserve the right to use a student's, coach's or mentor's name, photograph, quote, likeness, descriptive essay or sample Web pages for publicity and promotional purposes. For information on patents and trademarks, contact: United States Patent and Trademark Office Director of the U.S.
Climate Change, Deforestation, Biomes and Ocean Currents, Plankton, Endangered Species - Earth Web Site Click for more detail Thermohaline Change Evidence is growing that the thermohaline current may be slowed or stopped by cold fresh water inputs to the Arctic and North Atlantic oceans. This could occur if global warming is sufficient to cause large scale melting of arctic sea ice and the Greenland ice sheet. Such a change in the current may be gradual (over centuries) or very rapid (over a few years). "Diatoms (a kind of phytoplankton) are estimated to "scrub" roughly as much CO2 from the atmosphere each year as all the world's rainforests. "Net primary productivity is the mass of plant material produced each year on land and in the oceans by photosynthesis using energy from sunlight. Biodiversity is the variety of life found at all levels of biological organization, ranging from individuals and populations to species, communities and ecosystems. Click for more detail Some of the sun's energy is being blocked from reaching the earth by air pollution. What are they?
Sea Level Rise Explorer - Global Warming Art From Global Warming Art Elevation Relative to Sea Level (m) Description The map shown above allows you to explore the regions of the Earth that are most vulnerable to sea level rise. As with other Google Maps, you can click-and-drag the window to scroll or double click to zoom. Potential for Sea Level Rise As global warming progresses, sea level is expected to rise primarily due to the melting of continental ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica. During the twentieth century, sea level rose 20 cm. However, even if global temperatures stabilize in 2100, the full magnitude of sea level rise is expected to take far longer to develop. Accuracy of Maps The sea level data appearing in my maps is based primarily on version 2 of NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM), with post-processing by CGIAR to fill-in voids using data from other sources. The SRTM data are limited to a region of 60 S to 60 N latitude. Related Materials References ^ [abstract] [DOI] Knutti, Reto and Thomas F.
Apps That Challenge Kids to Solve Environmental Issues By Tanner Higgin, Graphite Environmental education for most adults used to mean learning a little bit about recycling and planting some trees on Arbor Day. We didn’t delve into ecology as much as we skimmed the surface. But things have gotten more complex since then, and the topic of climate change has brought environmental education to the forefront. At its best, environmental education gets students grappling with big, cross-disciplinary issues like sustainable design and renewable energy. Students think critically about environmental and ecological systems; they diagnose problems, and speculate about (or maybe even create) solutions. 1. This app provides an overview of environmental issues, particularly pollution, for younger students. 2. Enercities is a little more sophisticated than Little Green Island. 3. It’s important to learn not just about sustainability and being environmentally conscious, but also about what’s at stake in these efforts. 4. Related