Climate science: A Place where Facts can get in the way of “Science”

Approximate Reading Time: 2 minutes The mismatch between rising greenhouse-gas emissions and not-rising temperatures is among the biggest puzzles in climate science just now. Well, DUH!! via Climate science: A sensitive matter | The Economist. Part of the problem with Climate Science is that many … Continue reading

Male scientists still seem to think that women innately suck at math.

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute What Male And Female Scientists Say About Women In Science Interesting study, though to most women in the sciences, especially in math, physics, and tech, this is hardly news. It might also be worth teaching male scientists that women don’t … Continue reading

Telus Spark : If This is Science We are Doomed, Part 2

Approximate Reading Time: 6 minutes This is part 2 of my two-part tirade on Calgary’s new Telus Spark “Science” Center. Here’s where I get to talk about the (virtually non-existent) science. In the SCIENCE center. I almost brought my ipad with me to the brand … Continue reading

Telus Spark : If This is Science We are Doomed, Part 1

Approximate Reading Time: 3 minutes We visited http://www.sparkscience.ca/ for the first time yesterday. Everyone in my family is into science – in a BIG way. We also love learning new stuff, and we love having fun. This should make a visit to the science center … Continue reading

CMEC Statement on Play-Based Learning

Approximate Reading Time: 2 minutes A great start…. play-based-learning_statement_EN.pdf (application/pdf Object). Of course, play lies at the core of innovation and creativity for adults too….. what do you think real scientists do all day? CMEC = Council of Ministers of Education CMEC StatementonPlay-BasedLearning     … Continue reading

Effective Teaching Should Create Students Who Think Like Scientists

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute I was alerted to this article by Mark Guzdial’s blog: Carl Wieman on Effective Teaching « Computing Education Blog. (Mark’s blog almost always has something I find interesting – thanks Mark!) There are a few things that really jumped out … Continue reading

The Shortsightedness of Not Caring About What You Can Learn

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute There are plenty of reasons to support things like the Space Program….. The truth about NASA’s space tech spinoffs – Technology & science – Innovation – msnbc.com. “NASA has recorded about 1,600 new technologies or inventions each year for the … Continue reading

Shock therapy makes a quiet comeback – we have self-serve…

Approximate Reading Time: 2 minutes Shock therapy makes a quiet comeback – Health – Mental health – msnbc.com. Interesting. Those of us with experience with rural electric fences (a.k.a. hot wire) have suspected for some time that shock therapy can help depression. The reason for … Continue reading