The SCCAO 2012/2013 membership form is now up and open. Please fill out this form to become a member of SCCAO for this school year. Payment can be made at the November 14th conference in Toronto.
The annual SCCAO mini-conference will be held on November 14, 2012 at the Doubletree Hotel in Toronto. This is the day before STAO 2012 begins. The agenda is being finalized, and more info will be posted soon, but will focus on inquiry in the science classroom in all its forms.
Please check back for more information soon!
Great episode of This Week in Science and Education this week. The panel talks to Dennis McCormac from the Ontario Genomics Institute about the intersection of science and art and how to use one to inspire the other.
Confused by just what all the fuss is over the Large Hadron Collider and the attempt to find the Higgs Boson? You’re not alone! But this cool video will help!
Here’s a short video where Rick explains how to use the Steps to Inquiry posters from the Smarter Science framework to get students developing their own experiments. It’s a good starter or refresher for teachers learning to implement an inquiry based approach in their class.
Several of the members of the SCCAO executive had the opportunity to be on a panel discussion about safety in the science classroom that was recorded for the weekly podcast, This Week in Science and Education. Colin, Rick, Sean and Christine had a discussion that ranged from teacher responsibilities to Ministry of Education supports for safety in the science classroom. Check out the recording below, or visit the VROC site for info about TWiSE. you can also subscribe to the weekly TWiSE podcast via iTunes.
This also marks the beginning of a partnership between SCCAO and VROC as all future episodes of TWiSE will be presented in association with SCCAO, and will have some wrapper activities that go along with the episodes.
Ever wanted to dig into old science? I mean, really old science. How about the first scientific paper ever published by Newton? Or the writing of a young man named Charles Darwin? Well, now you can. The Royal Society has announced that it will now allow free access on the web to all of its historical articles. There are over 60,000 science articles there waiting to be explored. What a great resource to dive into!
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Agenda for the SCCAO Mini-Conference has been posted on the Mini-Conference registration page. Please click the link above on the menu to access it to register. You can also click SCCAO Mini – conf agenda to access the agenda directly.
See you in November!