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Science Behind the Headlines: Education Packs - Royal Institution of Australia

Science Behind the Headlines: Education Packs - Royal Institution of Australia | CoolScience | Scoop.it
Science Behind the Headlines events take a look at topical science issues and how they are presented in the media. Panellists include scientists and journalists. These same topical science issues and ensuing media coverage can be discussed in the classroom. See below for archived footage of the events, relevant articles and social media coverage, related Scinamations and classroom activities to help take these discussions into the classroom. These resources can …
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An excellent set of resources, covering a range of issues, with links to the Australian national curriculum.

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Collins for Education, Revision, ELT, Dictionaries & Atlases - Bad Science

Teaching and learning resources from Early Years to A Level. Now with Letts and Lonsdale!
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Bad Science - teaching students about the scientific process and it's application by exploring how data can be misused, or how it can support two conflicting arguments.

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Where Time Comes From

Where Time Comes From | CoolScience | Scoop.it
The time that ends up on your smartphone—and that synchronizes GPS, military operations, financial transactions, and internet communications—originates in a set of atomic clocks on the grounds of the U.S. Naval Observatory.
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Atomic Clocks - Year 9 Science NC

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What happens when you pour molten aluminum into an anthill?

What happens when you pour molten aluminum into an anthill? | CoolScience | Scoop.it
Have you ever dreamed of shrinking yourself so you could go inside an ant colony and see exactly what they do in there?
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Elizabeth Loftus: The fiction of memory | Video on TED.com

Psychologist Elizabeth Loftus studies memories. More precisely, she studies false memories, when people either remember things that didn't happen or remember them differently from the way they really were.
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George Monbiot: For more wonder, rewild the world | Video on TED.com

Wolves were once native to the US' Yellowstone National Park -- until hunting wiped them out.
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Should you trust your first impression?

Should you trust your first impression? | CoolScience | Scoop.it
You can't help it; sometimes, you just get a bad feeling about someone that's hard to shake. So, what's happening in your brain when you make that critical (and often lasting) first judgment?
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Stage 2 psychology - Social cognition

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Sandwalk: Human GULOP Pseudogene

Sandwalk: Human GULOP Pseudogene | CoolScience | Scoop.it
Locus GULOP in the human genome is the site of a pseudogene called GULOP. In most mammals this is an active gene encoding the enzyme L-glucono-γ-lactone oxidase. This is the enzyme that catalyzes the last step in the synthesis of ascorbic acid (vitamin C). The gene is defective in humans and other primates so we can't make ascorbic acid and that causes scurvy if we don't get enough ascorbic acid in our food (Scurvy and Vitamin C).
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After ice rain in China

After ice rain in China | CoolScience | Scoop.it
This is what happened after a rain in southern China. The water froze on the grass, leaves and flowers encasing them in beautiful, transparent ice.
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Naomi Klein: Addicted to risk | Video on TED.com

Days before this talk, journalist Naomi Klein was on a boat in the Gulf of Mexico, looking at the catastrophic results of BP's risky pursuit of oil.
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Is Hydrating Beer The Best Hangover Cure Yet?

Is Hydrating Beer The Best Hangover Cure Yet? | CoolScience | Scoop.it
Good news, beer lovers. You may soon be able to drink a cold one without getting too dehydrated.
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Allan Savory: How to fight desertification and reverse climate change | Video on TED.com

“Desertification is a fancy word for land that is turning to desert,” begins Allan Savory in this quietly powerful talk.
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Many critics, but it makes sense to me. Photographic evidence seems reasonably convincing.

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Joanne Wegener's comment, August 26, 2013 7:48 AM
A fantastic example of a positive action which is working towards reversing climate change. Ecology winning over technology.
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Some useful related weblinks:
ABC Landline August 2013 - http://www.abc.net.au/landline/content/2013/s3822642.htm
Savory Institute - http://www.savoryinstitute.com/
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Ever heard of the bystander effect?

Ever heard of the bystander effect? | CoolScience | Scoop.it
This movie shows that the more people there are together, the less likely they are to help a person in trouble. This is a known phenomenon in psychology and explained by
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The Evolution of Diet

The Evolution of Diet | CoolScience | Scoop.it
Could eating like our ancestors make us healthier?
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Good ties to science week. Great for inquiry based learning in Biology.

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What humans can learn from semi-intelligent slime

What humans can learn from semi-intelligent slime | CoolScience | Scoop.it
Inspired by biological design and self-organizing systems, artist Heather Barnett co-creates with physarum polycephalum, a eukaryotic microorganism that lives in cool, moist areas. What can people learn from the semi-intelligent slime mold? Watch this talk to find out.
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Stuart Firestein: The pursuit of ignorance | Video on TED.com

What does real scientific work look like?
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Joshua Klein: The intelligence of crows | Video on TED.com

Hacker and writer Joshua Klein is fascinated by crows. (Notice the gleam of intelligence in their little black eyes?
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Looks like the investigation for Year 12 psychology next year will be training crows to pick up rubbish...

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More Critical Thinking Videos

More Critical Thinking Videos | CoolScience | Scoop.it
In early 2012 a series of short videos on the topic of critical thinking was released. The group that produced them have created more. I think these are videos are superb; short, to the point, quir...
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Great overview of what science is and why we do it

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Luria and Delbrück, 1943, Genetics

Luria and Delbrück, 1943, Genetics | CoolScience | Scoop.it
“ Here’s the first of my blog posts on “must-read” papers. I hope others will find these papers interesting and useful. Luria, S. E., and Delbrück, M. 1943. Mutations of bacteria from virus sensit...”
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The 50 to 1 Project

What is the TRUE cost of climate change? Is stopping it early really the cheapest plan in the long run? 50 to 1 explores the costs of stopping climate change...
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No traffic lights experiment in English village

No traffic lights experiment in English village | CoolScience | Scoop.it
They have introduced a revolutionary new traffic system without traffic lights in the English village of Poynton. Watch this short documentary of 15 minutes.
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Ever heard of a green flash sunset?

Ever heard of a green flash sunset? | CoolScience | Scoop.it
In this fantastic video Pete Lawrence chases the Green Flash (and admires the Belt of Venus) during a sunset at Paranal, Chile.
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(HD) How the Universe Works (S02E05) Clockwork and Creation

❶ HD Documentary Channel: For all your Space / Universe documentaries! Don't forget to LIKE and SUBSCRIBE! How the Universe Works (S02E05) Clockwork and Crea...
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Russell Foster: Why do we sleep?

Russell Foster is a circadian neuroscientist: He studies the sleep cycles of the brain. And he asks: What do we know about sleep? Not a lot, it turns out, fo...
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Great for year 12 SACE psychology course.

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