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I really like to get my students connecting what we are learning in class with the real world. This creates engagement and further answers the question I addressed prior of “Why are we learning this? We will never use it in real life”. One way that I do this is by getting them to review different types of news articles which relate directly to the curriculum. To that end I have created this free page which indexes recent news articles which I have used in my classroom.


Christmas fun with the periodic table of elements. The official "Chemis-Tree" Prepared by my daughter for a high-school science project.


A recent case report is the first-known example of a person having Alice in Wonderland Syndrome after stopping LSD.

from The Verge

Annie Leibovitz photographed Star Wars characters for latest issue of Vanity Fair

Novo episódio de Star Wars traz de volta a emoção para a Saga

from ScienceDaily

Pain of ostracism can be deep, long-lasting

exclusion may not leave external scars, but it can cause pain that often is deeper and lasts longer than a physical injury. Science Daily.


A Rough Guide to Types of Scientific Evidence: This graphic was inspired by a couple of things this week. The first was the recent Gawker article on the Food Babe’s spurious chemical claims, which you may well have seen spreading like wildfire through social media earlier this week. The second was a Twitter exchange regarding the artificial sweetener aspartame, during which the user whom I was conversing with repeatedly linked me to poor quality ‘evidence’ in order to try and prove their…

from The Next Web

When's the best time to Tweet? How often to post to Facebook? This infographic tells you.

Social Media timing - this is interesting and worth testing out the theories. Let me know if you have any interesting results


Make your own jellyfish in a bottle.

DIY Jellyfish In A Bottle is one of the coolest kids’ crafts that I’ve come across! This has a science theme and is an easy, inexpensive, clever craft to make. Reduce, reuse, recycle is the battle cry of our Earth. The Earth will be pleased because this craft is considered to be very Earth friendly. The list of supplies for DIY Jellyfish In A Bottle include a transparent grocery bag, a water bottle, thread, and food coloring.

from BuzzFeed Community

Community Post: 24 Next Level Bonkers Science GIFs

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