As a species, we’ve sure put a lot of work into designing strange, noise-making implements that we pretend are perfectly normal by labeling them as “musical instruments.” Consider a tuba or a sitar--these are oddities by any aesthetic standard.
Okay...so this is really nothing cooler than this! #1. I want them all. #2. What a great video to get your kids talking! How are the sound waves transmitted? Why do you have to touch the Jell-O? Do bigger pieces make different sounds? Why?
It’s part of Globaloria, a national program that allows middle school and high school students to design educational video games on topics related to math, science, engineering and social issues. In the process of creating the games, they learn about the topics, as well as how to program a video game.
Tamara Fisher is a K-12 gifted education specialist for a school district located on an Indian reservation in northwestern Montana and President of the Montana Association of Gifted and Talented Education. While this particular article highlights how to use these with gifted ed students, they can be adapted to regular ed students as well.
If there’s ever excuse to publish an optical illusion as cool as the “Rotating Snakes,” I’ll take it. This illusion was invented in 2003 by Akiyoshi Kitaoka of Ritsumeikan University in Japan, and ever since, Kitaoka and other scientists have been trying to figure out why it works. A new paper by Stephen Macknik at the Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix may have the answer.
Lesson | Students learn about the risks and benefits of research on genetically modified organisms, explore the growing D.I.Y. biology movement and develop proposals on restricting or permitting research in this area.
Super Saturday is a one day expo in NYC, designed for youth and families, featuring Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) demonstrations, hands-on activities and exhibits led by organizations and public school students.