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Oct 28, 2020
3:00 PM EST
How Science Education Can Promote Antiracism and Social Justice ›
The prejudices of systemic racism are unfortunately part of all aspects of modern society, and science and engineering are not immune from this. Incorrect old ideas about racial prejudice were initially founded in poor biological science...
Nov 10, 2020
11:30 AM EST
Career Connection: Studying the Brain on Drugs ›
As a child of West Indian immigrants, Gwenaëlle (Gwen-Eye-Yell) learned to communicate science across cultures and fight against stigmas and taboos around mental illness. She graduated with a BS in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and is currently pursuing a PhD in Neurobiology.
Nov 10, 2020
12:15 PM EST
Career Connection: Fire Service and Science with Ernie Carter ›
Ernie Carter has been in the Fire Service for 22yrs. He uses science knowledge of chemical reactions and fire behavior in his different areas of expertise.
Nov 10, 2020
1:00 PM EST
Origami Time! Can you Make Hundreds of Objects from One Paper? ›
Come enjoy some mental gymnastics and fun critical thinking exercises. All you need is a sheet of paper, a ruler, scissors, pencil and your imagination.
Nov 10, 2020
2:00 PM EST
STEM Lesson/Activity: Experimenting with Bugscocopter Flight ›
Students will make a helicopter-like Bugsocopter and experiment with factors that affect its speed in flight.
Nov 10, 2020
3:00 PM EST
Career Connection: Surfers and their Microbiome ›
Cliff is a professional surfer and scientist from Hawai‘i. He spends his life chasing the best waves around the world and also looks to use science to protect those waves.
Nov 11, 2020
11:30 AM EST
Career Connection: From Idea to Store Shelf: How Did I Get There? with Darren Coon ›
Starting out as a teacher, Darren Coon recognized a tremendous need in the classroom of encouraging kids to evolve the engineering design process. This prompted him to to develop TeacherGeek engineering and design materials which are now being used in thousands of classrooms and stores around the world.
Nov 11, 2020
12:15 PM EST
Career Connection: Boots to Booties ›
An immigrant from Mexico, Karine Chapa-Vargas joined the US Air Force to learn the skills needed to become a Certified Surgical Technologist for the last 20 yrs. She currently works at a level 1 trauma center where she is part of the abdominal transplant tem.
Nov 11, 2020
1:00 PM EST
Origami Time! Where did the Rest of the Volume Go? ›
Come enjoy some mental gymnastics and fun critical thinking exercises. All you need is a sheet of paper, a ruler, scissors, pencil and your imagination.
Nov 11, 2020
2:00 PM EST
STEM Lesson/Activity: Where’s All of the Water? ›
In this lesson activity, we will explore how water is distributed across the Earth, and build solutions for filtering our Earth’s freshwater into drinkable water.
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On-Demand Beyond climate: Understanding global change as a way to understand the nature of science and its role in society ›
Global warming and its effects are in the news all the time, because scientific consensus links warming to heat waves, droughts, rising sea levels, melting glaciers, stronger hurricanes, and changes in ecosystem function. But climate change is just one way human activities affect the biosphere. Our species has become the single most important driver of global change – which is why so many scientists refer to the present time as the Anthropocene, which means (more or less) “The age of humanity.” This talk will focus on the Understanding Global Change project, which aims to create a conceptual framework to help us get a handle on this complicated and interdisciplinary phenomenon.
On-Demand Half Lives: Not Just for Radioactives ›
Imagining how kinetics applies to your everyday life seems like a monumental task. The reality is that the kinetics of chemical reactions is connected to everything in your everyday life, so it’s tough to narrow it down – but we can try! Have you ever noticed how different medications have different dose timings? Some are taken every 8 hours, some taken every 12 hours, and some medications can even be given all in one dose. The rate law, and specifically the half life of that medication, determines how often it is administered because it determines how long the medication stays in your body. This is also true for chemicals like caffeine and ethanol, where the effect of the rate law can sometimes have a dangerous outcome.
On-Demand Why Can’t We Walk Through Walls? ›
If we only consider the volume of the electrons, protons, and neutrons in your body, then your entire mass would be about the size of a small sugar cube. Your body is mostly empty space. However, everything about you seems pretty solid. When you lean against a wall, you don’t fall through the wall. Why can’t you walk through walls? We’ll explore this surprisingly complex question that crosses both chemistry and physics.
On-Demand Science and the Meaning of Life ›
Being a scientist is an exciting profession. The opportunity to investigate and discover the inner workings of the universe provides a deep reward that cannot be put into words. However, for many scientists, what we learn about our many connections to the world, to all living organisms, to the whole planet, to our whole galaxy, also provides an increased sense of purpose. The sense of awe and wonder at the intricacies and complexities of our very existence give many scientists a deep sense of gratitude and empathy with all other forms of life, and deep understanding of our place in the universe that even goes as far as to provide a sense of the meaning of life.
On-Demand Evolution. How strong is the evidence? ›
More than 160 years have passed since Charles Darwin published his theory of Evolution by Natural Selection. He wrote his book
On-Demand A Mouthful of Chemistry ›
Did you know that your teeth dissolve in your mouth? It’s not pleasant to think about, but demineralization (dissolving) and remineralization (precipitation) are ongoing processes that have a big impact on oral health. The combination of chemicals in toothpaste are chosen to not only clean teeth but also to protect them from the demineralization process by making them less soluble. Come learn about how solubility equilibria and Le Châtelier’s Principle play a role in keeping your teeth intact.
On-Demand COVID-19 and Other Dangerous Viral Diseases: Where do they come from? How can we fight them? ›
SARS-CoV-2 is the newest viral threat to humanity, following HIV, SARS, MERS, and flu strains like the one that caused the 1918 pandemic. Why are some viruses so deadly? How do new ones arise and spread? Can we draw from experience to defeat this one? This webinar puts coronaviruses in context, discovering many topics you will soon cover in your biology course - genetics, ecology, evolution, and immunology.
On-Demand From 23 and Me to Three-Parent Babies. The new Human Genetics. ›
New techniques, such as CRISPR gene editing, mitochondrial transformation, and genetic drives, are changing the ways in which living organisms are studied and modified. Learn about these techniques and confront the social, moral, and ethical issues raised by the new human genetics.
On-Demand Experience Kinematics: Using Multiple Representations to Understand the Motion of “sailing stones” ›
Long trails terminated by heavy rocks called “sailing stones”
On-Demand Biosphere II: What makes a scientific failure? ›
Learn about our Biosphere I – The Earth – while engaging in the interesting tale of Biosphere II. Biosphere II didn’t meet the goals it set out to achieve, but was it a failure? Well, yes. But also, no! In this workshop, you’ll use hands-on learning, digital explorations, data analysis, and print resources to gather evidence and apply learning to form your own conclusions.