Categories: Teacher DemonstrationThe cells of green plants contain the pigment chlorophyll in organelles called chloroplasts. Chloroplasts capture the Sun’s energy and store it―through photosynthesis―as chemical energy. The reactants for photosynthesis are water, H2O(l), and carbon dioxide, CO2(g).... read more
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Categories: General InterestThe Nobel Prize website (www.nobelprize.org) records all the prizes awarded and includes background information as well as copies of the lectures presented by the prize winners associated with the Award Ceremony. In his lecture entitled, “On Radioactivity, A New... read more
Categories: Lab/Student ActivityThis game is great to use as a review tool for students enrolled in SBI4U. It applies to the Protein Synthesis chapter of the Molecular Genetics unit and addresses expectations D2.1, D2.4, D3.2 and D3.3. To access this content, you must purchase School Membership... read more
Categories: General InterestThe “AstroNuts kids space club” was created in May 2010 by my 11 year-old-son Brett and I. By the age of 5, Brett was a “systems kid,” always building light and water systems in and around the house, and was very curious about space. We created a mini spaceship... read more
Categories: General InterestMark Andrew Lipsett was born in Port Alberni, British Columbia. He attended North Island College, Simon Fraser University, Monash University in Melbourne Australia, McGill University, University of British Columbia, University of Victoria, Memorial University and the... read more
Categories: General InterestWhat can evidence found from within a Timmins mine tell us about the theoretical existence of life on Mars? Can and do microbes exist in subterranean waters? What does all this mean for space exploration and perhaps the potential to one day inhabit another planet?... read more
Categories: Lab/Student ActivityThis was an exciting activity to undertake as the students did the calculations first, then we headed down to the cafeteria to try the equipment out and see if our calculations were correct. Kids were high-fiving each other when they achieved the desired and expected... read more