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Let's Talk Time - New Clock Affected by Graity
"My own personal opinion is that time is a human construct," says Tom O'Brian. O'Brian has thought a lot about this over the years. He is America's official timekeeper at the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Boulder, Colorado.
To him, days, hours, minutes and seconds are a way for humanity to "put some order in this very fascinating and complex universe around us."
Five Science Facts That Aren't
Let’s start with a quiz…
- How many senses do you have?
- Which of the following are magnetic: a tomato, you, paperclips?
- What are the primary colors of pigments and paints?
- What region of the tongue is responsible for sensing bitter tastes?
- What are the states of matter?
If you answered five; paperclips; red, yellow and blue; the back of the tongue; and gas, liquid and solid, then you would have got full marks in any school exam. But you would have been wrong. Click here to learn why.
So what should we do about it? Be honest. Find ways to communicate the truth without diluting science. Let's talk about five of our senses without saying there are only five.
Major Tom - Music from the ISS
Teacher Spotlight - Lisa Phillips, 8th Grade Science at Prestwick
In 8th grade, students have to be able to understand topographic maps, so Lisa had this cool idea to find topographic maps of Mars (not easy) and have the students analyze them then make predications about what Mars used to be like.This is a great way to peak students curiosity and have them see that science applies everywhere, not just on Earth. Thanks Lisa!
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