HeLa Cells of Henrietta Lacks

HeLa cells are the most fascinating cells of all times. They are cancer cells that can survive outside the body. These cells belong to a black woman called Henrietta Lacks who had died at the age of 31 in the year 1951 in Baltimore. Her cervical biopsy was sent to the lab Dr George Otto Gey. He extracted cervical cells and was able to grow them. He had no idea that these cells would grow like no other cells. He also sent them to various scientists around the world....more

No longer sci fi: Researchers develop brain-to-brain communications over 5,000 miles

It was only a matter of time.An international team of researchers  were able to transmit a thought from one person's brain to another person's brain some 5,000 miles apart.The transmission used no writing or speaking but rather a thought from one scalp in India (via the Internet) to the other scalp in France.The thoughts were "hola" (hello) and "ciao" (goodbye) and they wree "assigned to the brai-computer interface to send as a binary code by email." ...more

Creating A Liquid Rainbow

I'm pretty sure, that if you are using Pinterest, you are finding amazing project though out the year, that you never get to, so I went through mine and choose,RainbowsHarry PotterNew England StatesFor my blog, this summer.Tonight (after a shopping trip to Target), I sat the boys down and we attempted to make a rainbow jar....more

A WISE TEACHER NCE TOLD ME ABOUT LOVE....

A WISE TEACHER ONCE TOLD ME ABOUT LOVE....... LOVE TRANSCENDS ALL OBSTACLES IN THIS LIFETIME, IS THE STRONGEST ENERGY IN THIS UNIVERSE, LOVE JUMPS EFFORTLESSLY IN SPACE AND TIME.... LOVE OPENS DOORS, HEALS OLD WOUNDS, BOOSTS THE BODIES IMMUNE SYSTEMS, AND PROMOTES HOMEOSTASIS, AND A GOOD BALANCE IN OUR LIVES. LOVE IS GOD AND GOD IS LOVE SO LOVE YOUR CHILDREN, LOVE YOUR PARENTS, LOVE YOUR FRIENDS, LOVE YOUR ANIMALS, LOVE YOU HUSBANDS AND WIVES, AND MOST OF ALL LOVE YOURSELVES AND LOVE YOUR LIVES.... BE HAPPY...more

Sexism Keeps Women from Careers in Hard Science

Sexism Keeps Women from Careers in Hard Science...more

Consciously Uncoupling From the Kids

Reversing the trend of helicopter parenting has become all the rage among parenting experts, medical professionals, and even political writers who are encouraging parents to land their helicopters and shift toward a more relaxed parenting style -- one that tells parents to hang back, observe from afar so that kids can explore life's challenges....more

Learning Chemistry, Physics and Math in the Garden - Part 1

Agriculture is science. If you're growing something - whether flowers in a pot on the windowsill or vast fields of vegetables - you've got a ready-built classroom....more

Eggshell Geodes - after school experiment

I love finding cool science experiments on Pinterest.  The plan is to incorporate some of these ideas into Cub Scout activities. I decided to try one of the experiments with the Posse as a test run....more
I can't wait to do this with JMP in a couple of years. ;-)more

'Cosmos' vs Creationism

Cosmos: A Personal Voyage first aired on PBS in 1980. The thirteen part series inspired a generation of children and reeducated the public about science, as well as the universe and our place in it. The host, Carl Sagan, became the American face of popular science and remains one of the most beloved and recognizable scientists of our time....more

I like my milk Tye-Dyed

I felt like I had nothing to write tonight.  But… then I remembered that this past week in Grade 2 Science has been the most fun I’ve ever had teaching, and I think I’ll do a strictly teaching post today.We’ve been learning about really great things — viscosity, transparency, absorption, dissolving, saturation…. it’s been great.We started off mixing water and vegetable oil.  I coloured the water with food colouring so they’d get the full effect…...more