Monthly Archives: October 2013

Edge of Space Science Lesson

Zombies are on the minds of a lot of students these days. Before zombies it was vampires. Before vampires…? I don’t even remember what was in vogue before vampires because I was not working as a tutor back in the … Continue reading

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Engaging Students with STEM

Here is a very good article about efforts being made by researchers at the University of Washington to help students become more enthusiastic about the subjects related to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). In particular, it talks about the … Continue reading

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Changing Education Paradigms

In a previous blog post I embedded a video of a lecture given by Sir Ken Robinson. Here is another video of a different lecture. Aside from having a different topic, this video is different because, rather than simply showing … Continue reading

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Computational Chemistry

Historically, the conduct of science has been broadly divided into theoretical and experimental work. In the 20th century, information technology created what may be regarded as a third, middle way of working. Doing theoretical work in physics or chemistry once … Continue reading

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Camosun College Interurban Campus

Earlier this week I started working with a new student. Most of my work as a private math and physics tutor has been done at my students’ homes in Oak Bay but my routine with this student will be to … Continue reading

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