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Imagine Science Film Festival, NYC – October 16-25

Imagine Science Films has gathered an eclectic selection of films to present at the Imagine Science Film Festival The Imagine Science Film Festival (ISFF) is full-fledge New York Science Film Festival. ISFF 2008 is in mid-October from 16-25 and will include screenings in Manhattan and Brooklyn. The objective of the festival is to showcase films, […]

Detect Earthquakes Using Your Laptop

If you drop your laptop computer, a chip built into it will sense the acceleration and protect the delicate moving parts of its hard disk before it hits the ground. A group of researchers led by Jesse Lawrence of Stanford University are putting the same accelerometer chip to an intriguing new use: detecting earthquakes. They […]

Have You Ever Dreamt of Going Into Space?

Since the beginning of the Space Age, 50 years ago, students have been told that if they studied math and science, they could grow up to become astronauts and go into space. Unfortunately, that was a false promise. Even at the height of the Shuttle program, a student had a better chance of becoming an […]

ScienceBoom Episode #4 – Chemical Weathering

In this episode we go to Central Park and take a look at the chemical weathering of Cleopatra’s Needle. Then we go back to lab and I show you how to model chemical weathering with your students. Watch on: YouTube | Revver | Download Host: Michael Doig Duration: 4:19 Materials Chalk Paper Clip Vinegar Eye […]

Video Tutorial – An Introduction to Gradekeeper

Having an organized and easy place to keep all of your grades and attendance has never been easier. Gradekeeper is a easy and inexpensive way to keep your class information digitally. No more papers to lose or grades to calculate. In the following tutorial I will show you how to set up and use Gradekeeper. […]

5 Ideas for First Day Ice Breakers

Meeting a new class can be both intimidating and exciting. Icebreakers are a good way to get students active and participating early. Here are 5 ways you can start your classes off on the right foot. Two Truths and a Lie For this icebreaker you will pass out 3×5 cards to everyone and ask them […]

Space Ship – a Cooperative Group Activity

Group activities that truly engage students are hard to come by. This lesson is one of those activities. Space ship takes a look at rebuilding human civilization. What if the world was coming to an end? Who should we choose to continue the human race? Students are taken on a thought provoking journey to a […]

Dynamic Earth: Our Universe PowerPoint Presentations

Thank you everyone who attended the Dynamic Earth Professional Development. Below you will find the PowerPoint presentations that I used. If you have any questions about the presentations, feel free to leave a comment. Don’t forget to sign up for the forums. Day 1 – The Big Bang Day 2 – Our Solar System Day […]

Science Terms In Modern Media

This list provides examples of literary terms, primarily in videos and images, though there are a few written texts here for now. … Hopefully this helps define, work with, teach, and learn these terms. http://www.toddseal.com/rodin/2008/08/lit-terms-modern-media/ 1) Radiation & Conduction 2) Atmospheric Layers 3) Big Bang 4) Plate Tectonics

ScienceBoom Episode #3 – Balloon in a Car

In this episode John Herrera and Michael Doig take a helium balloon along for a car ride to show how air moves within an accelerating car. Watch on: YouTube | Revver | Vimeo | Download Host: Michael Doig & John Herrera Duration: 3:15 Materials Car Helium Balloon Open Road Convection Fast Facts Lighter than air […]