Category Archives: Science

Solar Eclipse Projector

My friend, Kim Hula-Hetu, shared this resource in preparation for this summer’s solar eclipse – on Monday August 21, 2017. As a last post of the year, have a look at how best to make this project – a pinhole projector, that will allow you and your family to safely view the event.

The URL: https://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/make-pinhole-projector.html

Thanks to everyone for your continued interest, suggestions and support. That’s it for another school year – and the 19th year for The Teacher List. Have a great summer break and we’ll catch up in the fall.
-Pete

STEAM

steamI started hearing about STEAM this fall and was delighted to realize that the ‘A’ was intentional. Science – Technology – Engineering – Arts – Math… Sounds like a good collaboration to author and scientist Adam Ruben, who explores the addition of Arts to a previously exclusive club. Thanks to Gary McFarlane for retweeting this article.

The URL: http://www.sciencemag.org/careers/2016/10/full-steam-ahead

Wundermap

wundermapWelcome back for another year of TheTeacherList.ca — the 18th year, that is! Let’s start off with this suggestion from List Member, Joan McNeil, who told me about WunderMap. She thought the site is pretty cool with the layers that you can select to overlay data to your map. You can access weather information, webcams and more. There’s a Trip Calculator that has some possibilities too.

The URL: http://www.wunderground.com/wundermap/

HiFi – Outrageous Acts of Science

hifiFor the last recommendation of the school year, have a look at this quick video clip that shows how sound waves make polystyrene balls appear to defy gravity. It’s a great discussion on sound waves, frequency and standing waves.

The URL: http://www.sciencechannel.com/tv-shows/outrageous-acts-of-science/hi-fi-2/

And with that, we conclude the 17th year of The Teacher List! I want to thank everyone who has signed up, sent in recommendations and passed on the recommendations to your friends and colleagues. Have a safe and relaxing summer. We’ll catch up again after Labour Day in September.
-Pete

Insect Identification

bugfinderDid you know there are more than a million different insect species in the world? When you see that crawly in your house or your picnic is invaded or you want to identify-before-you-squash, check out InsectIdentification.org. Students may browse by category or use the simple form to narrow down their options. The content is user-generated and donated, so it’s really just a best guess, not a scientifically sound identification – but fun nonetheless!

The URL: http://www.insectidentification.org