Monday, March 30, 2009

Academy of Science and Technology Blog Carnival--1 week late, but still up!

Welcome to the March 24, 2009 edition of academy of science and technology. I beg your forgiveness for posting this carnival one entire week late. I had a sick family all around and that was not conducive to blogging! I hope that these posts will make up for the delay. Next week's carnival will be hosted by Roberta at the Growing with Science Blog! It promises to be a fine treat. Anyone else who would like to host can contact me through the Blog Carnival contact form. Please submit your article to the next edition of
Academy of Science and Technology using our carnival submission form.

Roberta Gibson bridges chemistry, taste-tests, electricity, and life sciences in her post Weekend Science Fun: Loads of Lemons posted at Growing With Science Blog. Great ideas!


GrrlScientist presents Magic Tricks, Science Facts posted at Living the Scientific Life, saying, "This educational video is an interview with and demonstration by science teacher and book author, Robert Friedhoffer, who likes to use magic tricks to help kids learn scientific principles."

Life and Earth Science:

Larry Ferlazzo presents The Best Online Science, Nature, & History Slideshows Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day... posted at Larry Ferlazzo's Websites Of The Day For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL.

GrrlScientist shares a couple of posts about Citizen Scientists. Either project would be interesting to share with students.
Report Reveals One-Third of US Birds are Endangered: "According to the most comprehensive report ever published in the USA, nearly one third of America's 800 native bird species are endangered, threatened, or in significant decline, thanks to habitat loss, pollution, climate change, competition from invasive species and other threats. This story summarizes the report, and includes video and a list of things you can do to help, as well as including links to the original report and other important reports on closely related topics."
Foldit: This Computer Game is a Citizen Science Project: "Would you like to play a new computer game and help scientists analyze protein chemistry -- at the same time? Here is a fun and interesting computer puzzle game that is designed to fold proteins -- the objective is to correctly fold a protein into the smallest possible space. This game, Foldit, which University of Washington biochemist David Baker helped create, is being played by thousands of people around the world. Baker is using Foldit to help him analyze the structure of proteins, because kids and adults are a lot smarter at this than supercomputers."

Physics and Astronomy:

I present Third Science Class for Elementary. Where I trace through the evidence the ancients accumulated to realize the world was round long before rockets and satellite images.

hall monitor presents Teens capture images of space with cheap camera and balloon posted at, saying, "A great idea with minimal resources!"

Roberta Gibson presents Weekend Science Fun: Loads of Lemons posted at Growing With Science Blog, saying, "The photos are all mine."

Sarah Scrafford presents 50 Awesome Open Courseware Classes on Space & Astronomy posted at Rated Colleges.


Mert Erkal presents Are We Really In A Golden Age Of Electronics? posted at Tech news and tech news videos.

On-line resources for science information:

Sarah Scrafford presents 100 Best Websites for Free Adult Education posted at Online Degree World.

Nancy Miller presents An Education in Photography Education posted at Photography Colleges.

Teaching using Technology:

Erika Collin presents 100 Tips, Apps, and Resources for Teachers on Twitter posted at Online College Degree.

And this post is not about teaching or mentoring, but it has fascinating information:

Edmund Harriss presents Surfaces 1: The ooze of the past posted at Maxwell's Demon.

Here is another post that has some interesting engineering considerations. Perhaps one could give older students some mock data and have them work through the math with it. Gin presents Alternate Energy and Conducting a Load Analysis posted at Sense Scribe, saying, "Learning the math and intricacies involved with choosing a Wind Turbine for cost effective energy use."

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