“science education”

Jul
10

The Future is 2D

 Credit: Karin Söderlund Leifler We’ve all heard of graphene – the ground-breaking 2D material which has been developed by a team of British scientists and is thought to have huge possibilities for filtering water among other things. But although the most famous, graphene isn’t the only 2D material out there and development continues apace to […]

By Joanna | Biology . Physics . Science
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Apr
26

Collaborative Learning Versus “Chalk and Talk”

For as long as we have had schools and universities, there has been a debate raging about the most effective ways of learning. Educational styles fall in and out of fashion, and one of the most common complaints by parents is that they don’t recognise the ways in which their children are being taught, and […]

By Joanna | Medical Education
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Feb
19

What’s NASA Ever Done For Planet Earth?

– Why Looking For Other Planets and Life Forms Benefits Our Planet. Since President Eisenhower founded NASA and began the space race in 1958, fewer than 600 people have travelled into space. This is a tiny proportion of the world’s population, but the scientific advancements required for space flight have crossed over into our everyday […]

By Joanna | Science
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Jul
28

Where’s the Fun in Physics?

“In science there is only physics – the rest is just stamp collecting” Lord Kelvin It is an interesting concept, “fun physics”.  After all, physics has a reputation for hard math, a complexity of equations, extensive analysis of a hypothesis and typically a crazy haired teacher scribbling on a blackboard!  Despite teacher’s efforts to shake […]

By Joanna | Physics
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Apr
07

Life on Mars

A lack of investment funding may have pushed back the Mars One mission by two years to 2026, according to a recent announcement, but a visit to the Red Planet still fires the imagination as mankind’s next big adventure. Nevertheless, if you read the science, a lack of funding looks like the least of the […]

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Mar
25

Snow On The Slide

Back in March 1910, two avalanches struck in in the Cascade and Selkirk Mountain ranges in less than a week: on 1 March, the Wellington avalanche killed 96 people in Washington State, United States; three days later, 62 railroad workers were killed in the Rogers Pass avalanche in British Columbia, Canada.  Lives were lost on […]

By Joanna | Physics . Science
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Mar
03

Where Folklore Meets Science…

The Brits are obsessed with the weather, for the simple fact that it is so changeable in the British Isles. But what did they do before the advent meteorology, supercomputers and the “Shipping Forecast”?

By Joanna | Environment . Science
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Feb
05

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
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