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Here’s a nice round up of the experiment to capture radon daughter products from Gregor Steele at SSERC. You can access the experimental outline for this here.

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I have just been in to collect a detector from The Community School of Auchterarder and it sounds as though they’ve done some fantastic work collecting data from different sites and different types of rocks. Here’s a selection of some…Continue Reading

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It’s not often that you find yourself unwittingly on a movie or TV set, but that’s where I accidentally found myself after a fantastic meeting with Dr Elaine Humphrey of the University of Victoria and a number of her colleagues…Continue Reading

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For the last couple of high schools I visited I thought it worth bringing together into a post to look at the influence of external providers to transform the experience of the students.  I think it would be fair to…Continue Reading

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We held a conference recently at Rutherford Appleton Laboratory for schools taking part in the CERN@school and TimPix projects. Particularly of interest to the TimPix project is a talk on space weather: And a report from Thomas Hardye on their…Continue Reading

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Los Altos HS Mountain View, Ca I was met last week by Greg Stoehr, department chair and ‘surf before school’ teacher of environmental science and biology at Los Altos HS. It was clear from the outset that schools I have…Continue Reading

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An interesting diversion from what I have seen and experienced so far has been my time at James Enochs High School in Modesto, California. Award-winning science maestro, Dave Menshew introduced me to his forensic science classes this week. This is part of the James Enochs…Continue Reading

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On a more topical note than normal the host of my most recent visit, Greg Stoehr from Los Altos high school in Mountain View California, has sent me the following link to a recent announcement that affects science teaching in…Continue Reading

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North Penn HS – The future is NEAR (Nanotechnology Education And Research…at North Penn high school) North Penn high school is a vast and complex operation. With over 3000 students from all backgrounds and with a huge variety of abilities…Continue Reading

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At Southampton high school I was lucky enough to meet one of their keen research students who had actively chased Greg Metzger about getting involved with a project. As a keen aquarist he very much wanted to know the best…Continue Reading