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Tag: STEM

How big was the asteroid that killed the dinosaurs

The meteor that is thought to have wiped out the dinosaurs, or at least caused the conditions that did is estimated to be about 10 to 15 kilometers wide. The reason it has such a large carter of over 150km across, called the Chicxulub crater is it was a Ferrari of meteors and was travelling really fast at about 20 km per second. Which is about 72000 kilometers an hour!

Home Schooling during the Novel Corona Virus.

Well i am a teacher based in Hong Kong so we find ourselves under a defacto quarantine arrangement. I actually wrote this a couple of weeks ago and decided not to post it in the hope it would have all blown over. However students are now out of school until the 16th of March, and teachers are being asked to come up with online learning activities to try to bridge the gap.

Junior Science: Make a Floating Compass.

emember seeing this on an old ( very old) English TV show called Why Don’t You, when i was a kid and running off to my mum sewing kit to try to take her needles. I tried to explain it to her that if ever we were lost i was learning how to save us. Luckily she let me go.

How To Make Your Own Educational App

I have had a few requests and inquires over the last few weeks about making or how to make apps for education. All of which i have answered as best i can. My journey into this came from a constant search for games to play in my classroom, which is why i have also lists of the ones i use on the site as well. I really struggled to find ones that I thought were suitable for my learners.

10 Amazing Junior Stem and Science lessons for Primary and ESL Students.

STEM ( Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) in Primary schools is really REALLY effective. Showing students real work uses for the subjects they are learning, and pairing it with their nature curiosity and enthusiasm is a great success if planned and implemented well. Here we give 10 examples of great STEM lessons to get you started.

Junior Science: Chromatography and Splitting colours.

Useful, simple, easy and fun. This Chromatography experiement is suitable for all ages. I have run it with 7 year old ESL students and it is a great way to spend a lesson. Free resources included!