Scientist Bob McDonald in Victoria, BC, November 22nd

Bob McDonald Quirks and Quarks wiki Nov 14From mad scientists, to lunar landings, to outrageous weapons, science is gracing the big screen. But just what’s plausible, capable, or already happening?

Join one of Canada’s best-known science journalists on November 22nd when the host of CBC’s Quirks & Quarks….http://thevic.ca/item/quirks-and-quarks

For more info about Bob McDonald’s CBC Radio show, visit here: http://www.cbc.ca/quirks/host/.  Bob’s Book is entitled:

 Measuring the Earth with a Stick: Science as I’ve seen it:

http://www.kidsbooks.ca/The-Quirks-&-Quarks-Guide-to-Space/Product.aspx?ProductID=121009&DeptID=0

http://www.cbc.ca/quirks/books/

Quirks N QuarksHis book, which was short-listed for the Canadian Science Writers Association Book Award, is a collection of essays reflecting on his 25 years as a science journalist.  Bob also hosted and wrote a children’s TV science series, Heads Up!, which ran for 3 seasons on TVO and the Knowledge Network. In addition, he is Chairman of the Board for Geospace Planetarium.  Here is Bob’s Science Blog:  http://www.cbc.ca/quirks/host/

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To Think; “Reserve your Right to Think, for to think wrongly is far better than to not think at all”. (Famous Genius Hypathia of Alexandria (350/370-415 A.D.) Hypathia, a gal ahead of her time, was a pioneer for furthering human brain potential.

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What are the challenges of teaching elementary school science?

I am finishing up my education and will be teaching next fall. I am wondering what challenges there are to teaching science in elementary school. This subject scares me more than any other. Please help! …

I am finishing up my education and will be teaching next fall. I am wondering what challenges there are to teaching science in elementary school. This subject scares me more than any other. Please help! …

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What are the challenges of teaching elementary school science?