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.