Saturday, August 31, 2013

What is Chemistry? Mr. Bean

What is Chemistry?

Kid invented solar power (Why should kids invent)

Why do we need to encourage students to invent and think outside the box? They need practice. Inventing is a skill that can be developed with support, either by parents or teachers or both.

Short video on using HIV cells to treat lukemia (Experimentation)

I am going to use this as a starting point to talk about the moral dilemmas associated with experimentation.  Daily question: Do you think doctors and researchers should be allowed to test new treatments on children ?

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Liquid Density Tower

I love this demo. I usually try it with a couple of liquids, but this is taking it to a whole new level.
Daily Question: What conclusions can you draw about the density of the objects dropped into the liquids?

Change of your coffee having the same water molecules as Lincoln's coffee

Daily Question: Draw a picture and label the water cycle.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Hydrogen Atom Joke Big Bang Theory

So by now most of my students have caught on that I love Big Bang Theory.
Daily Question: Why was this joke funny? OK, if you didn't find it funny, why was it suppose to be funny?

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Sound Decibles Drag Racing

Thanks to Mythbusters to introducing me to this contest. They do a episode on exploding a car using a sound system. Still debating a daily question...