Visualization – Learning Physics In Real Terms

Classrooms around the world are full of students desperately seeking ways to remember facts and figures important for when they are finally tested on their knowledge of their chosen subject. Science is such that it requires a high depth of understanding and an ability to demonstrate knowledge of multiple theories. ;So how do we create […]

By Joanna | Education . Physics

From STEM to STEAM – the Advancement of Science Teaching

“The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.”William Arthur Ward Education is always topical & in the news as nations drive to empower their young minds with knowledge and bring forth advancements across all subjects. The ‘STEM’ subjects of science, technology, engineering and math are all currently […]

By Joanna | Education . Science

When Mythical Beasts Turn Out To Be Real!

Halloween – it’s that time of year again, when kids dress to impress the supernatural and parents unleash their inner sculpting skills on innocent pumpkins.  Last year, we wrote about various scientific explanations for ghostly phenomena. This year, we thought we’d take a look at the world of cryptozoology, one that is inhabited by strange, […]

By Joanna | Education

The Renaissance Man

If anyone deserves recognition as the archetypal Renaissance man, it’s got to be Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci. Born 562 years ago this month, Leonardo, as most people call him, is celebrated not only as one of the world’s greatest painters but also as a pre-eminent anatomist, mathematician, observational scientist, engineer and inventor.

By Joanna | Education . Physics . Science

Potato Power To The Rescue

Electricity! In previous blogs we’ve written about alternative energy sources such as concentrating the sun’s power using mirrors and even the way ancient people exploited animals like the electric ray for therapeutic purposes. But what if we could harness the natural world – including ourselves – to generate electricity?

By Joanna | Education . Environment . Science

Are Humans The Only Tool Users?

Recently there was great excitement over the possibility that American alligators – Alligator mississippiensis – place sticks on their snouts to lure birds in search of nesting material, thus marking them out as the only reptiles known to use tools. 

By Joanna | Biology . Education . Science

Testing the Boundaries of Science and Religion

In terms of significant dates in the history of science, 8 January definitely deserves a mention. On that day in 1642, the mould-breaking astronomer and physicist Galileo Galilei died in Arcetri, near Florence in Italy. Exactly 300 years after Galileo’s death, another brilliant physicist was born in a different centre of learning – Oxford England. […]

By Joanna | Education . Physics . Science

Drunk driving – license to kill?

  Did James Bond, played by actor Daniel Craig in Skyfall, have a drink problem? Famously, legendary spy James Bond’s tipple of choice was a vodka martini “shaken not stirred”. But now a group of doctors has concluded that 007 himself was more likely to have been “shaken and slurred” while going about his business […]