The Environment Below, you will find a wide range of ideas and resources to help you when you are teaching children about the environment and recycling. If you have any relevant resources to share, please email them and I will add them to this page. Thank you! Greener Schools - Some videos which have useful ideas for making your schools greener. Finding reliable information about climate science As with all scientific fields, climate change science relies on the continued questioning and challenging of ideas. Peer-reviewed research The peer-review process provides a mechanism to quality control scientific discourse, and peer-reviewed papers therefore provide a reliable and quality assured source of information on climate change science. Once an article is published in a peer-reviewed journal, its ideas can be challenged or supported by other scientists with peer-reviewed articles of their own. Peer-review ensures that published findings are objective and conform to accepted scientific standards.
10 Great Android Science Apps for Students June 3 , 2015 Explore the wonders of science with these Android apps specifically curated for kids, young learners and science enthusiasts. We selectively compiled this list to comprise what we think are among the best science apps out there. Using these apps, kids will get to engage with a variety of learning tasks involving different science phenomenon and covering various disciplines including: astronomy, human anatomy,biology, and many more. 1- Kids Measurement Science Lite “Young scientists learn to analyse the physical world by measuring across a variety of domains - time, size, weight and money. 5-8 year old kids measure length, weight, time and money in this science app using a tape, a scale, a clock and coins in 20 exercises. Full version has 300+ exercises of increasing difficulty.”
danielrapp.github Recently I stumbled upon an interesting paper for implementing motion sensing requiring no special hardware, only a speaker and mic! Unfortunately the paper didn't include code to test it, so I decided to reproduce it here on the web! What is the doppler effect? paper star lantern tutorial I suppose it isn't exactly the right time of year for stars and lanterns, but I've got a paper folding fascination at the moment and so was drawn to a project I had wanted to do back in Autumn. During last lantern season I was looking everywhere for instructions to make these beautiful paper lanterns and couldn't find them anywhere. I ended up purchasing a lantern that was already made and since I've been struggling with some difficult folds and designs of other paper crafts, I decided to unfold the seemingly simple lantern I bought and figure the thing out for myself. Like all traditional origami, no glue or cutting (once the basic outside shape of the paper is made) are required.
Seven ways climate change could kill you (really) What do allergies, heart attacks, salmonella outbreaks, and depression have in common? Give up? Well, most Americans don’t know either, according to an October report from the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication. The answer is that they’re all symptoms of a warming planet – just some of the health problems that experts say we can expect as temperatures rise. But when the Yale Project asked Americans what climate change has to do with their health, the nation basically flunked. Two Great Resources for Science Teachers March 10, 2015 Below are two interesting science websites we learned about from Graphite. Both teachers and students can use them to access a wide variety of science resources including: project ideas in different areas of science, interactives, games, activities, lessons and many more. 1- The Lawrence Hall of Science The Lawrence Hall of Science provides a rich library of interactives covering different scientific phenomena. Students can use them in hands-on activities to design, test, and discover amazing things about science. The resources in this website are arranged into different categories including: After School Kids Science (contains science activities specifically designed for kids in grades 3 and 5); Check out Science (You and your budding scientist read a nonfiction book from Seeds of Science/Roots of Reading curriculum, then follow the instructions on the included activity card), Explore the World (interactives to help you virtually discover the world) and many more.
Cell Models For life all cells have basic needs. Cells have diverged in their structure and function to accommodate these survival requirements. Here are some KEY TERMS to help you think, explore and search for similarities and significant differences that have become the characteristics of eukaryote (animal, plant) and prokaryotic (bacteria) cells. Milk Carton Crafts: Well - Fun Crafts Kids Oh my goodness, when I saw this ADORABLE Milk Carton Craft, I had CRAFT ENVY. Yes, I was envious, that we hadn’t thought of this oh so genius milk carton craft: a Well. I love it, as the milk carton (or juice carton craft, depending on what you have at home), is just the perfect shape for this AND it is waterproof. How very very very clever indeed. One of the quirkiest, fun and cutested milk carton crafts I have seen in a while and I love how it actually works too… wind it up and down to fedge that pail of water. Just genius.
Why do blood types matter? - Natalie S. Hodge As with most topics in human genetics, blood type is more complicated than it appears on the surface. There are other human blood groups that are less common than the ABO blood group. For example, the Bombay Phenotype is a recessive condition in which the precursor of the A or B antigen, the H antigen, is not made. It occurs in about 1 in 10,000 people in India and 1 in million people in Europe. Even though someone inherits the alleles for an A or a B antigen, they can’t make these antigens if they don’t have the instructions on HOW to make them. For more info on the Bombay phenotype, visit this site.
MASTER Tools Modeling And Simulation Tools for Education Reform MASTER Tools, developed by The Shodor Education Foundation, Inc. are the result of on-going collaborations with the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), George Mason University, and other education organizations. They are designed to be interactive tools and simulation environments that enable and encourage exploration and discovery through observation, conjecture, and modeling activities. Our growing portfolio of MASTER tools will soon be fully integrated with new collaboration tools and online research facilities to create an authentic scientific experience. All of our simulations and supporting curriculum materials are designed in accordance with the new National Science Education Standards and the National Math Education Standards.
PocketQube Kit v1.0 EM — PocketQube Shop Structure Skeletonized Structure, designed for the PocketQube Standard (Pico-satellite class). Aerospace grade aluminium structure with plated finish (flight model only) with two micro-switches for double redundancy (kill switches). Can accommodate PCB board stack such as PQ60 v1.0. Brochure/Dataheet: 1p, 2p, 3p, On Board Computer (OBC) Water Bottle Chandelier I’ve wanted to make this chandelier for a few years now so it was especially fun for me to make this project. I first saw water bottle flowers on Magpie Design Studio’s amazing chandeliers. Then I saw a display in Anthropologie a few years ago that used them.
Geology of Great Britain - Introduction and maps - by Ian West West, Ian M. 2012. Geology of Great Britain - Introduction; for the Geology of the South Coast. Internet site: www.southampton.ac.uk/~imw/Geology-Britain.htm. Romsey and Faculty of Natural and Environmental Sciences, Southampton University, UK.