Wright Center for Science Education

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Lots of great lessons and activities here:

http://www.tufts.edu/as/wright_center/products/lessons/lessons.html

The Wright Center is dedicated to the creation and sharing of novel instructional techniques and interdisciplinary resources for pre-college teachers. Through its fellowships, workshops, seminars, and a variety of public-outreach activities, the Center provides leadership in the training and retraining of science teachers to use innovative methods to stimulate young minds.

To this end, our goals are fivefold:

to improve the teaching of science in elementary and secondary schools,

to encourage young people to pursue science as a career,

to explore innovative methods to communicate new and better ways of teaching science,

to test and disseminate novel educational products and activities,

to share the excitement and wonders of science with the public

Cornstarch Science – Quicksand Goo

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

I think this is an outside experiment.

http://www.stevespanglerscience.com/experiment/00000088

In this experiment, you’ll be using ordinary cornstarch to model the behavior of real quicksand and learn about the properties of this non- Newtonian mixture.