Category: News

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: […]

Upcoming Opportunities for Teachers

Earth Science Week 2009 Photography Contest Grab your digital camera and go shoot some pictures this weekend. The photography contest is titled “How Climate Shapes My World.”. Snap the winning picture and win $300. AGI is sponsoring a photography contest to celebrate Earth Science Week 2009. The photography theme for this year is: “How Climate […]

Hubble Images of ‘Butterfly Nebula’

CNN.com – Amazing images of the Butterfly Nebula from the Hubble Space Telescope.

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. […]

New Images of Mercury Taken by Spacecraft

When Mariner 10 flew past Mercury three times in 1974 and 1975, the probe imaged less than half the planet. In January, during MESSENGER’s first flyby, its cameras returned images of about 20 percent of the planet’s surface missed by Mariner 10. Yesterday, at 4:40 am EDT, MESSENGER successfully completed its second flyby of Mercury, […]

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 […]

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, […]

ScienceBoom Job Board Launched

ScienceBoom is pleased to announce the launch of our Job Board. We are excited to link employers and science educators. ScienceBoom Jobs is a targeted destination for standards-aware teachers and educators and the organizations seeking to hire them. Posting a job is as easy as 1-2-3… Step 1 – Visit ScienceBoom Jobs. Step 2 – […]

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 […]