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5 Science T-Shirts For The New Year

Check out these new duds for the new year… Thank God For Science Thank God for science and thank God for science teachers! Amorphia Apparel I Believe in Science The tree sprouts from the dot in the letter i, which represents the idea of common descent. Arrows and leaves signify continuing evolution and growth, and […]

School Year Highlights and Year End Wrap Up

Another school year down and another summer to look forward to. 2010 was busy and very productive. I want to take a moment to update you on all of the wonderful things that happened. Harper Collins Video Last year, I was contacted by Harper Collins in the UK and they asked if they could include […]

Amazing Stripped Iceburg Photographs

From Snopes: These striking pictures of icebergs with multi-colored stripes or banding were taken by a Norwegian sailor named Oyvind Tangen while he was aboard a research ship about 1,700 miles south of Cape Town, South Africa. As the London Times reported of the processes that created the striations displayed in these unusual candy-striped icebergs: […]

ScienceBoom Episode #5 – Barometric Pressure and Temperature

Barometric pressure is responsible for much of our weather. In this episode, I travel to Hawaii so we can explore the relationship between barometric pressure and temperature. Host: Michael Doig Duration: 4:11 Materials Can of Compressed AIr – Can be purchased at any office supply store for around $6. Raytek MT4 Mini Infrared Thermometer – […]

3 Equinox Activities for September 22, 2009

Today, Tuesday September 22, 2009 is the autumnal equinox. The equinox is the half way point between the summer and winter solstice and marks the first day of fall. The equinox is a great excuse to get outside with your students and take advantage of the sun before the weather gets too cold for outdoor […]

The Anatomy of a Do Now

Starting your lesson with a Do Now is good practice. It sets the tone for the class, gets students settled in (because they have to do it now), and ideally makes them think. A Do Now is a question or quote that either reviews or introduces a topic to students. But what constitutes a good […]

Web 2.0 Professional Development Notes & Slides

I want to thank everyone for participating in the Using Web 2.0 tools and Technology Media Tools to Enhance Instruction Professional Development. I learned a lot and enjoyed working with you all. Below you will find a .zip file with all of the PowerPoint slides, handouts and video tutorials inside. You will need to use […]

Upcoming Science Events – Week of 10/06/2008

Robotic Music with Heart If there was ever a type of musical expression that needed to be combined with robots, it’s beatboxing. At their October performance, you’ll see human beatbox Adam Matta laying down beats for the ‘bots of LEMUR, as well as Ethan Ham and his instrument that replicates vocal input with slide whistles. […]

In the Fellow Spotlight

I recently won an award for my school, because of this I was featured in the Fellow Spotlight section of the FellowBlast newsletter. Here is the article: NYC Teaching Fellow Michael Doig wins a $54,000 technology grant Michael Doig, a Cohort 12 NYC Teaching Fellow, has won a $54,000 grant from the City Council of […]

Stick Insects in New Jersey?

I recently went for a hike at the Lusscroft Farm trail in Sussex New Jersey. As I was ambling down the path, I stumbled upon this stick bug. I have seen stick insects many times, but I always thought they were limited to tropical habitats. Apparently they have evolved in the temperate regions of Earth […]