Hanzon Science

Monday, January 22, 2007

Great Space Link, Pollution and Politics, and "Follow the Money" !

I've found this link on the Yahoo.com science news page Monday, 22 January 2007. In stead of giving you the link, I'll just page the whole blurb (C) 2007 Yahoo.com It's obvious they want us to see it and share it! Visit SPACE.com and explore our huge collection of Space Pictures, Space Videos, Space... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, January 1, 2007

Mental Models of Education: How Would You Answer These Questions?

Paradigms - Thomas Kuhn talked a lot about them at MIT. They are more powerful and shall I say more "sinister" than they seem! A paradigm is a "mind-set" that keeps us doing or thinking the same thing over and over, maybe all our lives. All educators tend to adopt one or another "model" or... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, December 16, 2006

Science Equipment for yourself

Hi! I've been busy making a video for YouTube, but I'm finally back and want to send you to my Web site for Grownups Only. There, I'm slowly assembling what I want to be the premier Web site for grownup (mature) people who want to get their hands on science and the simple math that goes with it. I... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Make a Lou-Vee-Liter and Learn about Metrics

Not overly modest, I thought, Tesla has his Tesla Coil, and Erlenmeyer has his Erlenmeyer Flask, and Volta has Volts, so why not call this thing the Lou-Vee-AirCar? Available now from Sargent Welch.com, as the Air Car Racer and from Edmund Scientifics, ScienceKit.com, and Ward's Scientific, as well... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, November 12, 2006

Hanzon Science for Adults Only!

f you're a parent or uncle, aunt, or grandparent, you may have been pretty excited when (if?) one of your loved kids came home with a neat project she/he started in school, and brought home to finish. "Darn, I wish we'd have had that kind of fun stuff when we were in school. All I remember is being... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, November 7, 2006

Let's Get Serious about Teaching Science to People in Power

Like a lot of my blogs, I tend to write too much, but this is the first time I've tried to articulate the following ideas, so please forgive me if the first part is not too useful. You can skip to the part that begins in blue to get to the real "meat" of this blog. I taught science in Brooklyn, NY,... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, October 27, 2006

Educational Bargain in Thailand

I've finally got http://getyourhandsonscience.com up and running. There are beaucoups glitches, but gimme a break. I have to have some time to put in my eight hour days at the university, and then find time to enjoy the Khmer (Cambodian) home cooked veggies and soups my delightful bride has been... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, September 23, 2006

Old Dog Learning a Few New Tricks: the SBI program

Finally, I'm back on line with my http://getyourhandsonscience.com Web site, where I'm putting together a treasure chest of activities for Grownups Only to try in the home, shop, school, office, or National Laboratory, if that's the case. No matter how educated we are in science, we can still learn... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, September 19, 2006


It's a great day for me, because getyourhandsonscience.com is finally on the Web. I know it's no big deal; because I have not been able to put up more than one page today, but it's underway, and I hope you'll join me there! TRAWIMAN Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, September 16, 2006

It's like being naked in public-Brainstorming for my educational philosophy

I don't really have time to be a philosopher. My "day job" which often runs from 10 AM to 4 or 5 the following morning is serving as a full-time editor for the astounding Assumption University of Thailand in Bangkok, by far the most exciting city I've lived in (others included New Orleans,... Sign in to see full entry.

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