The Mysterious Floating Golf Ball – A Density Experiment


Linda Dunnavantby: Linda Dunnavant

A Density Experiment

Do you have to teach density as part of your curriculum?  If so, look no further than this “floating” golf ball lab!  Your students will be engaged and hopefully even amazed at how density affects the world around them.

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Super Science Kids, Unite!


donna_giachettiBy Donna Giachetti

In a time when it seems there’s more bad news than good, we’d like to share a story that makes us grin ear-to-ear.  Take heart, science lovers!  The future of scientific learning is alive and well—in the small form of a nine-year-old girl from Georgia.

Angelica Krubeck is the founder of Super Science Kids, a new nonprofit whose mission is to “teach and engage at-risk children and youth (in shelters and in the foster care system) into the field of science.”  According to her website, www.supersciencekids.org, it all started in February 2016, as Angelica began to mold her plans for a volunteer program that would serve at-risk children who might not otherwise have a chance to explore—and most of all, enjoy—science.

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The Rules of Science (and Life)


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by:  Donna Giachetti

Recently I came across a graphic so stunning, I just had to share it.  I printed it out and posted it on the door of our lunchroom here at Educational Innovations.

It contained no cats, no LOLZ, no pop references to current hit movies, songs or TV shows.  Indeed, it didn’t even have any images at all!

Just this:

Science (and Life) Rules - Educational Innovations Blog

 

Who wrote this? I wondered.  And why were these eleven spectacular suggestions deemed to be needed only by scientists?  As far as I could tell, they were certainly applicable to anyone’s life.  They could easily have been called:

Rules of a Teacher’s Life…

Rules of a Parent’s Life…

Or just call them

Rules of Life, period.

For the record, if I had to choose my top three, I would go with #2 (Never Stop Learning), #4 (Teach Others What You Know) and #9 (Take Initiative).  These are traits I’ve always tried to adopt; the graphic simply reminded me how valuable they are.

Which ones are your favorites?  Are there any rules you would add to this list?  Let us know in the comments below.

 


Summer Science in the News


Educational Innovations Newsletter - In the NewsWhat’s newsworthy about summer?  Well, aside from the fact that it’s time to relax, it’s also the time of year when we typically see more shooting stars… more droughts… more wildfires… more bugs… and (dare we say it?) more shark attacks.  We don’t have a crystal ball, but these are our predictions for Summer Science in the news.

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EI TV – Summer Science!


Educational Innovations Newsletter - EI TVDuring the summer, we love getting outdoors and soaking up the rays (with sunscreen, of course)!  Before you head outside, take a look at our hand-picked summer science videos.  If you have your own favorite summer science video ideas, please share them with us in the comments section below!

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