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Sunday, November 22, 2009

The Dual Nature of Science - and what has to be done to deal with it

I founded the HanzonScience™Center and wrote this Teachers Manual because I don’t want to just sell anothereducational toy. I want to get studentsexcited about science and enthusiastic about building new knowledge in theirown hearts and minds and actually doing some real research using all... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Educators and the Clashes over Abortion, Evolution and Climante Change

Educators and politicians as well as religious leaders are vexed by issues that have to be dealt with but cause a tremendous amount of hostility and lock up progress toward solutions because people don't want to violate eternal truths and revered practices. Somehow we have to take action of many... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Let me Give You a Present, Totally Free, as a Holiday Gift

I'm broke, as usual, having to wait a few weeks for checks from VWR Scientific for the Lou-Vee-Air ™ Cars they sell through their Catalogs like Sargent Welch, CENCO, Wards Natural Science, Edmund, SciKits, and so on. I am writing my Major Work right now, the 60+ Teacher's Manual for the 2009 version... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Science Teachers and Unpopular Subjects: Evolution and Global Warming

The famous Scopes trial of the 1930s concerned a young man who was recruited to be the subject of a classic trial in which the State would accuse him of teaching evolution to children. Star legal experts lined up to defend him, and a star prosecutor opposed them. Many thought that the issue was... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

British Warning

The following is what experts have been fearing, and it is deadly serious. I lifted it from today's news. You can search Google for the source. TWAINMAN British Study Predicts Catastrophic Climate Change Within 50 Years Posted by Danny Jensen on September 28, 2009 at 8:53 pm mcaretaker's Flickr... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Science Teachers: A Distinguished Professor of Biology's Heartful Post

Some of you have seen my sometimes "too-long" posts before, but this one includes a post from climateethics.org, which I hope you will read or at least skim. I am going to copy and post below the latest publication in climateethics.org, with a preface by my friend and co-contributor, Professor... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Integrating Math and Science with Shapes Activities

I'll be posting some activities using shapes made from old file folders (or any other cardstock paper like that). Plan: Gather folders, masking tape (1/2 inch is good - get 3M or Scotch brand or any really good - not cheap-o - tape. Get some scissors suitable for the age of the students. Look out... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, August 10, 2009

How to Show that "Heat" is different from "Temperature"

Use household items to illustrate significant scientific concepts. Use "unbelievable" statements to grab attention. This can be done by anyone, anytime. Material: A candle - preferably the "votive light" kind because they burn a long time and are not likely to tip over. Steel wool - from the... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Hands On Learning

I chose as my trademark "HanzonScience" (TM) and I've used it pretty consistently for over ten years. It's nothing very original, except for the spelling. Simply put, it reflects this saying I heard: Hear something, you might remember it. Read something, you might be able to repeat it. Do something,... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Shocked into Action!

July 17 and 18 I received three shocking forwards from lifetime friends I grew up with. I was so shocked at the racist venom in the forwards, which I assume the old friends find amusing and are not ashamed to forward to me, that I sent both of my friends into the Spam folder without a reply. Then a... Sign in to see full entry.

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