There’s nothing a tinkerer or builder likes more than working with his or her hands. From December 5-11, millions of kids in over 180 countries will take the Hour of Code challenge. In April 2008, the magazine changed from a weekly format to the current biweekly format, and the website was also redeployed. I am a news junkie but sometimes it is nice to see some news that does not involve politics or some sort of criminal behavior.
Science in the News provides opportunities to teach critical thinking, inquiry, and the genre-specific, life-long literacy skill of reading the news. Stem cell science is accelerating development of therapies for diabetes, ALS, other diseases, researchers tell HUBweek sessions. UTS Science won four out of six awards at this year’s UTS Vice-Chancellor’s Awards for Research Excellence.
This special 6-page edition covers some of the biggest science stories of 2013: Voyager 1 left the Solar System and is now traveling in the uncharted territory of interstellar space; scientists discovered several new and fascinating species of plants and animals; a 7.7 magnitude earthquake caused a new island to form off the coast of Pakistan; a meteor exploded over Russia; and the most powerful land-based telescope became operational in Chile.
Four UTS Science staff members have received Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning from the Australian Department of Education, as part of the 2016 Australian Awards for University Teaching. Past editions from the Science in the News archive provide additional reading resources for whole-group instruction or independent practice. Over the last few months, researchers in UTS Science have been working on their applications for Senior Lecturers.
This week The Conversation is looking at the science behind marine reserves and how to protect our oceans. A young scientist at UTS is using research on ‘cleavage’ as a catalyst for a potential future in science communication. All The Hottest Gadgets Out There – News, Reviews, Announcements, Videos & More!