The Higgs Boson Particle has gotten a lot of media attention these days but what is it? If your interested in the Higgs Boson Particle but don’t really know what it is, this is a real good explanation from the New York Times.
How great would this be as an inquiry project, something to introduce projectile motion, or just as a really cool activity in the classroom. The Catapult is great for all ages. A colleague who has used this activity sent me her lab, if you’re interested, please have a look at the activity as it would really […]
When I teach refraction in my optics unit I find the students have a really hard time understanding why the waves change direction. I explain that it’s because one side starts moving slower relative to the other causing it turn, similar to what occurs when a car has its two right wheels on the shoulder. […]
I really like to get my students connecting what we are learning in class with the real world. This creates engagement and further answers the question I addressed prior of “Why are we learning this? We will never use it in real life”. One way that I do this is by getting them to review different […]
This is my most effective assessment item and it can be converted with little effort to suit any subject or grade level. I have used this project for grade 9-12 science classes as well as a grade 10 mathematics class. For an example of what can be produced, please view the video below. For a more detailed […]