Category: Experiments

Light Up The Sky: Man Made Meteor Shower Planned

The skies over Japan will light up with a spectacular display of shooting stars in 2019. Do we know this because scientists have studied the astronomical and atmospheric conditions? Nope. We know this because the meteor shower is a planned, staged, man-made event. A Japanese company called Star-ALE has developed the technological ability to create …

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Canada’s Experimental Lakes

There are drawbacks, of course, to doing environmental experiments in a laboratory setting. Small-scale experimentation may not yield the same results as a large-scale, real-world experiment. In a sterile lab, scientists may not be able to predict the impact of other environmental factors. A more accurate way of conducting research would be to experiments in …

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That’s Why It’s Called “Space”: Teaching Abstract Concepts About Space, Size, and Time

In the article “10 Scientific Ideas that Scientists Wish You Would Stop Misusing,” Annalee Newitz spotlights a few common scientific misconceptions. To halt the trend, learners need accurate information, in a way they can process it, at a time they’re most open to it. The middle school years are a perfect time to address abstract …

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