Category Archives: Science

Science videos for use in schools

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It is National Science week this week as well as Children’s Book Week. Following the Science theme, Lindy Hathaway from Dickosn College in the ACT posted some interesting links on the OZTLnet list I belong to.

Here are just a few of the amazing resources out there to support the science curriculum

Science 360

Breaking science videos and news from around the world, ready to embed in websites etc. Hosted by the US National Science Foundation. Search for videos by topic or series.

 

DNATube

Thousands of videos and lectures; explore by topics.

 

10 science YouTube channels you can’t miss Includes Minute Physics; The Science Channel; SciShow; The Periodic Table of Videos, AsapSCIENCE and the excellent Vsauce.

 

125 great science videos

Astronomy, physics, psychology, biology, ecology, technology….

 

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New videos from The Kid Should See This – cool videos for curious minds of all ages

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This is a great site to subscribe to, as every week you get sent a selection of the week’s most shared videos. But you can also go to the site and search for particular topics you are after.

Here are some gems, I reckon…..

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mindfulness in May

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I got an email last week from a  colleague inviting me and anyone else to join her in a challenge called ‘Mindful in May’. Each day, you receive an email from Mindful in May which has a meditation attached and interesting information to do with mindfulness and sometimes a video or interview with an expert or something that makes up think or feel uplifted.

Loved this one from Saturday😃

 

 

So it really gives you the opportunity to try meditation and mindfulness for a sustained period of time and really, you just need to open the email and follow the instructions.

The other good thing coming out of this is that, to sign up to Mindful in May, you donate $25 to raise money for building wells to supply water to people in Africa. So far, over the years the program has been running, Mindful in May has raised nearly $100,000 which means over 3000 peoples lives will be transformed by access to clean, fresh water.

 

If you think this sounds like something you would like to try, the sign up date for the challenge closes on May 15, so you still have some time.

I say, go for it!

 

A mystery of the brain – from The Kid Should See This

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How long can a blindfolded person walk in a straight line?

I wanted to share this interesting post from ‘The Kid Should See This’ – something I hadn’t really thought about before. Can people walk in a straight line if they are blindfolded, and the answer is NO! And scientists haven’t worked out why .

Will show it to the year 3 teachers as they are looking into mapping …could be a fascinating tangent.

Science videos

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I am amazed at how many clever and well thought out science videos there are, made with primary school children in mind.
This one is from Brain Stuff – Whether the topic is popcorn or particle physics, you can count on the HowStuffWorks team to explore – and explain – the everyday science in the world around us on BrainStuff.