jtotheizzoe:

Carl Zimmer’s Science Ink is out, and the reviews are awesome! This collection explores the vibrant world of science-themed body art. 
Do you have a science-themed tattoo or other body art? Reblog with a picture so we can all share your life-long commitment to the love of science!

Nerdy? Yes. How good is it.

jtotheizzoe:

Carl Zimmer’s Science Ink is out, and the reviews are awesome! This collection explores the vibrant world of science-themed body art. 

Do you have a science-themed tattoo or other body art? Reblog with a picture so we can all share your life-long commitment to the love of science!

Nerdy? Yes. How good is it.

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Welcome 7 billionth person.

A great iPad app by National Geographic which explores how our world will change given an increasing population.

Would work as an excellent resource for geography syllabus and looking at natural resource use.

7 Billion

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sciencecenter:

Largest single-celled organisms found 6 miles under the sea


Researchers have found new examples of the strange singled-celled creatures called xenophyophores more than six miles beneath the surface of the Pacific in the Mariana Trench. At more than four inches in length, they are perhaps the largest single-celled organism on Earth. These protists make a living by sifting through sediments and can accumulate high levels of toxic metals like uranium, lead, and mercury.

sciencecenter:

Largest single-celled organisms found 6 miles under the sea

Researchers have found new examples of the strange singled-celled creatures called xenophyophores more than six miles beneath the surface of the Pacific in the Mariana Trench. At more than four inches in length, they are perhaps the largest single-celled organism on Earth. These protists make a living by sifting through sediments and can accumulate high levels of toxic metals like uranium, lead, and mercury.

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I’m in love with Luke Jerram’s Malaria…A weird sentence I know but it is amazing.

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Add volumes of learning to dissections with a piece of paper and some string. Students were instructed to dissect a flower and label at least 10 parts through independent research. In effect creating their own real-life diagram.

Add volumes of learning to dissections with a piece of paper and some string. Students were instructed to dissect a flower and label at least 10 parts through independent research. In effect creating their own real-life diagram.

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There has been so many times that I have had to explain these concepts in the context of running a good Scientific experiment. Inspired by obtaining a new LiveScribe pen I thought a ‘Pencast’ of the concept would prove useful.

Here it is…

Accuracy, Precision and Validity in Experiments

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world-shaker:


Exploriments are  simulation-based interactive learning resources for enhancing  understanding in Chemistry, Physics and Maths in an experiential manner.  They can be used by both students and teachers. Exploriments provide a  highly interactive, exploratory, and engaging experience.
Topics covered include forces, motion, projectiles, electricity,  chemical formulae, graphing and algebra. Some of the activities are  available for free – with the rest available on subscription. You will  need to register with the site to access the free resources, which are  spread throughout the site – usually one or two free resources per  section.
Each resource is accompanied by instructions on how to use it, as  well as comprehensive text which describes the theory behind the  simulation and any necessary formulae. Resources need Shockwave to work.

(via Exploriments - science and maths simulations. | The Whiteboard Blog)

world-shaker:

Exploriments are simulation-based interactive learning resources for enhancing understanding in Chemistry, Physics and Maths in an experiential manner. They can be used by both students and teachers. Exploriments provide a highly interactive, exploratory, and engaging experience.

Topics covered include forces, motion, projectiles, electricity, chemical formulae, graphing and algebra. Some of the activities are available for free – with the rest available on subscription. You will need to register with the site to access the free resources, which are spread throughout the site – usually one or two free resources per section.

Each resource is accompanied by instructions on how to use it, as well as comprehensive text which describes the theory behind the simulation and any necessary formulae. Resources need Shockwave to work.

(via Exploriments - science and maths simulations. | The Whiteboard Blog)

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CellCaraft

A game created for the Digital Media and Learning Competition based upon cell biology. This game walks the player through a range of structures and functions of organelles within the cell, it is both very informative and addictive

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The Melbourne Museum has created an excellent resource for both Junior Secondary Science and Higher Level Biology. This site provides clear information on the each of Geological Time Periods and a brief description of the important geological and evolutionary changes that took place during that time.

interactive bio

A fantastic resource by Leslie Samuel who has put an enormous amount of time and effort into a website containing very professional PowerPoints, videos and quizzes that present Biology in an interactive and interesting way.

A separate section of the page called 'Biology-1' is dedicated to introducing and explaining high school concepts. I have found these resources particularly useful as I have been gathering resources to teach Preliminary Biology for the New South Wales HSC.

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