August 2012

Archive for August, 2012

Richard Feynman – Special Website

Monday, August 27th, 2012

I am delighted to hear about this very special web site about Richard Feynman –

Science World and Science Outreach

Friday, August 24th, 2012

How do you know that your kids have grown up? When you come to Science World and you realize that you haven’t been there for a while… I have been volunteering with the Scientists and Innovators in the School organization since 2006. This organization is run by the Science World and it bridges scientists and […]

Richard Feynman about Science and Art

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

I use the following quote by Richard Feynman at the bottom of my e-mail: “Our imagination is stretched to the utmost, not, as in fiction, to imagine things which are not really there, but just to comprehend those things¬† which are there.” (Richard P. Feynman, The Character of Physical Law (1965)). One of my good […]

Theory-Induced Blindness…

Saturday, August 18th, 2012

Today I decided to visit Seattle (to see an amazing “King Tut” Exhibit at the Pacific Science Center” and on the way back I happen to listen to Daniel Kahneman’s book “Thinking Fast and Slow”. I have written about this book already. The book is an audio book and I keep listening to it while […]

Factors Influencing College Science Success

Saturday, August 18th, 2012

Recently I attended the Summer Meeting of the American Association of Physics Teachers. I love summer meetings and I always come back inspired by what I saw. However, this time there were so many amazing things that I was almost overwhelmed. One of the highlights for me was a Millikan Lecture by Harvard Professor – […]

Mars Landing – A Great Succeess of Science and Engineering

Thursday, August 16th, 2012

This summer has been filled with amazing scientific discoveries: Higgs Boson, Mars Landing, only to name a few – How exciting is that? I especially find it amazing that modern technology helps us understand and appreciate these discoveries at a very different level. For example, this web site above allows us to see what Curiosity […]

Ken Robinson Talks about Changing Education Paradigms

Thursday, August 16th, 2012

I am confident every educator should watch Ken Robinson’s presentation… I also really like how it is illustrated.

The Montillation of Traxoline and Science Teaching

Monday, August 6th, 2012

I just happened to stumble upon a web site that made me think about many of the questions we ask our students in our science courses. Doesn’t it remind you of some of the science questions you have been asked… I hope our Mathematics and Science Teaching and Learning Through Technology project¬† is going to […]

2012 Fascination Awards Science Teacher Blogs

Monday, August 6th, 2012

Meeting Ben Franklin at Summer 2012 AAPT in Philly!

Monday, August 6th, 2012

Every year something very neat and unexpected happens at AAPT National Meetings. It is of course super fun to see all my physics teaching friends and colleagues, but it is something I expect to happen. However, I am always going to the meetings in anticipation of good surprises and amazing “aha” moments. For example, a […]

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