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August 22, 2014

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2:00 PM | How To Choose A Learning Game
Keep in mind some of the key elements of a good educational game when trying to sort through the hundreds of games available. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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1:58 PM | Approaching balance in an academic life
"Work-life balance" is an important and yet contentious idea in academia. Everyone wants it, but it seems hard to find. Balance can be had in academia, but it takes intentionality.
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10:56 AM | Update from the Global Experiment 2014
The Global Experiment 2014: the art of crystallisation is proving a real success. But credit for this success must be shared with all the teachers, parents and the participants themselves – thank you, and please keep submitting your data. How to take part in the global experiment   The experiment is simple to do as it uses non-specialised equipment and readily available materials. It is ideal for students aged 7-16 as they can investigate the properties of five samples by […]
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9:08 AM | From the dandruffome to deep sea vents
Coming soon to a scalp near you: the dandruffome. Continue reading →
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4:17 AM | Kenneth Huang
St. George’s School Why have you joined Future Science Leaders? I joined Future Science Leaders because I want to learn more about the different fields of science. I feel FSL will provide me the necessary tools to nurture my passion to discover new ideas. Not only that, the program’s numerous opportunities and experiences will allow […]
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4:14 AM | Maya McGrath
Killarney Secondary Why have you joined Future Science Leaders? To explore future job opportunities, and expand my knowledge on technology, biology, and chemistry. What are your hobbies? -Reading  -Writing  -Studying   -Hanging out with friends  -Listening to music What is your favourite colour? Green What is your favourite celebrity? Johnny Depp What is your favourite sports […]
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4:12 AM | Wendy Tsai
Moscrop Secondary School Why have you joined Future Science Leaders? “Science does not know its debt to imagination” – R.W. Emerson    I have joined Future Science Leaders to continue to foster my love and passion for science. I have loved science from a young age and hope that it will one day define me in […]
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4:10 AM | Olivia Harvery
David Thompson Secondary School Why have you joined Future Science Leaders? To meet people with similar interests as me, and to expand my knowledge in different fields of science. What are your hobbies? Reading, basketball, singing, piano, drawing, writing What is your favourite colour? Dark blue    
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4:08 AM | Hebah Hussaina
Fraser Heights Secondary School  Why have you joined Future Science Leaders? Science has always been a huge passion of mine ever since I was young. My favorite questions to ask were ‘Why?’ and ‘How?’ as a response to anything and everything I encountered.  I love learning, especially about topics which I am passionate about. I […]
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4:06 AM | Alice Huang
Moscrop Secondary School  Why have you joined Future Science Leaders? I want to enrich the science curriculum by accomplishing projects and doing more hands on activities that will allow me to connect in depth with different sciences. I also wish to expand my horizons and learn more about the different careers in the STEM fields […]
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4:03 AM | Ivan Cheng
Magee Secondary Why have you joined Future Science Leaders? I joined to explore my passion for science and further my knowledge. I also hope to meet those with similar interests and make new friends. What are your hobbies? I enjoy playing video games, as well as playing various musical instruments, such as the piano, Chinese […]
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3:56 AM | Christine Park
Crofton House School  Why have you joined Future Science Leaders? I always knew that I wanted to go into sciences for university but I am still unable to choose only one area that I want to broaden in. I joined Future Science Leaders because I want to expand my knowledge in science so that I […]
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3:50 AM | Devansh Babla
Enver Creek Secondary School Why have you joined Future Science Leaders? I have joined the Future Science Leaders program to expand my knowledge in the fields of science and technology through activities and experiments. What are your hobbies? I love constructing and designing machines and reading scientific articles. I like spending time with my friends, […]
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3:48 AM | Sofia Alfonso
Gladstone Secondary Why have you joined Future Science Leaders? I want to be in an environment that embraces science and learn tools to pursue a future career in science, and I think Future Science Leaders will provide me the perfect opportunity to do so. What are your hobbies? I like going running, going long boarding […]

August 21, 2014

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3:56 PM | Bacterial Gifts
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2:00 PM | Four Skills to Teach Students In the First Five Days of School
Alan November explains how he would use the first five days of school to lay the groundwork for a year of learning that goes far beyond the test. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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10:00 AM | iLabs: “Catch of the Day” – The Very Hungry Aeolosoma
by Micro World Lab staff member, Nancy Locquet-Absillis Munching away, a very hungry, microscopic worm-like organism slides steadily around in the  murky green algae, trapped between a coverslip and a microscope slide.  It is named Aeolosoma (pronounced e’ o lo so’ ma) and it, like most microscopic creatures in our lab spends most of its […]
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7:38 AM | Search Results - Modern Applied Science
Vol 8, No 5 (2014) Equality of Google Scholar with Web of Science Citations: Case of Malaysian Engineering Highly Cited Papers Abstract PDF Nader Ale Ebrahim, Hadi Salehi, Mohamed Amin Embi, Mahmoud Danaee, Marjan Mohammadjafari, Azam Zavvari, Masoud Shakiba, Masoomeh Shahbazi-Moghadam  Vol 8, No 2 (2014) Relationship among Economic Growth, Internet Usage and Publication Productivity: Comparison among ASEAN and World’s Best Countries […]
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7:10 AM | Feeding the future: Roslyn Gleadow
Ros Gleadow explores how rising carbon dioxide emissions affect the nutritional value of food crops in developing countries.Mary Williams's insight:Four minute video showing Ros's research on how [CO2] affects cyanide production in cassavaSee it on Scoop.it, via Plant Biology Teaching Resources (Higher Education)

August 20, 2014

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11:00 PM | Finally, A Solar Panel That You Can Actually See Through!
Solar power technology has been advancing rapidly in recent years. The rapidly decreasing cost and increasing efficiency of solar power has set off a solar revolution worldwide. Germany, which is currently using solar to produce 50% of its total energy, has led the charge, along with the rest of Europe. Other countries, like India, have made the […]
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8:47 PM | Did You Know… There’s A Plant That Produces Both Tomatoes and Potatoes?
The “TomTato” is a veggie lover’s dream: above ground, it’s a tomato plant; below ground, it’s a potato plant. The idea was the brainchild of the horticultural firm Thompson and Morgan, based in Ipswich, England. Although the concept sounds crazy, the plants are not genetically modified; rather, they are created using grafting. This process involves making matching […]
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5:31 PM | Two New Mayan Cities Were Just Uncovered in the Jungles of the Yucatan
From about 2000 BC all the way up until the arrival of Europeans in the 16th and 17th century, the Mayan civilization thrived in the Yucatan peninsula of Central America. The Maya were an extremely advanced society with a deep knowledge of science, mathematics and astronomy. They had charted the movements of the moon and […]
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3:31 PM | If I have seen further than others it is because I have a bloody big microscope
Advanced microscopy has emerged as a powerful tool in microbiology. Here's why. Continue reading →
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2:00 PM | Starting From Scratch: A Public School Built on Dreams of Students and Parents
A public school near San Diego is proving that district schools can be just as innovative as charters. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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12:22 PM | Before you set a hashtag for your course or have students blog, think FERPA
Are you going to require that your students post on a public blog this semester?  Will you be creating a Facebook page for your class and asking students to post on it?  Will you have students post selfies on Twitter with a course hashtag?  For those instructors that use social media with their students and courses, this could be the most important tweet you read all year:   Is your …
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12:11 PM | Issues in Ecology | Ecological Society of America
Mary Williams's insight:I just stumbled across one of these and wanted to share the link - published by the Ecological Society of America, and written for the general public / high school / university undergraduates. Topics include biofuels, nitrogen in the environment, climate change.See it on Scoop.it, via Plant Biology Teaching Resources (Higher Education)
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12:00 PM | The Perfect 46 Movie Available Worldwide for Streaming Viewing
Back in April, I featured the thought provoking film The Perfect 46 here at SciAm. I was impressed with the show and highly recommend it. Fortunately for us, it has gone beyond the film festival... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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8:20 AM | Plant genetic engineering, climate change and food security - Ortiz &al (2014) - CGIAR [pdf]
This paper exploreswhether crop genetic engineering can contribute to addressing food security, as well as enhancing human nutrition and farming under a changing climate.The review is based on peer-refereed literature, using results to determine the potential of this gene technology. It also provides a brief summary of issues surrounding this genetic enhancement approach to plant breeding, and the impacts on farming, livelihoods, and the environment achieved so far.The genetic engineering […]

August 19, 2014

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9:00 PM | The Poetic Dance Between Simplicity and Uncertainty in Physics
A beautiful animated video explaining the beauty of physics in everyday life. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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8:53 PM | Extinction
When it seemed that, without intervention, the Panamanian golden frog (Atelopus zeteki) would become extinct due to a chytrid fungus infection, conservation scientists removed as many of the remaining population as they could, to give the species the best chance of survival in a controlled, fungus-free environment.Seeds of the world's smallest water lily (Nymphaea thermarum) were collected before the plant's habitat was destroyed forever, to preserve genetic diversity and grow new plants with a […]
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