Anglophone North will be hosting Regional Science Fairs this year.
The Miramichi Area Elementary Science Fair will be held at Gretna Green Elementary on Tuesday, March 26th.
James M Hill Memorial High will host the Miramichi area Science Fair for grades 6-12 students on Thursday, March 28th.
The Rexton Area Science Fair for Elementary, Middle and High Schools will take place on Wednesday, April 3rd at Eleanor W Graham School.
Registration Deadline for all Regional Science Fairs will be Friday, March 22nd at Noon.
School in Anglophone North that do not fit into these two regions are encouraged to host their own school based science fair and coordinate with the Science Fair Committee Chair (Judson Waye) to enter students in the NB regional science fair.
This year, Science East have special funding that allows us to offer programs for free to schools in your district. They will visit a school to do one type of program (e.g. Planetarium shows or demonstrations/hands-on workshops - over multiple days if necessary) at no charge to the school or district.
Please Contact Karen Matheson for any requests. (email@example.com)
We have just started star trooper training and the new troopers are getting smarter and smarter every time we look at the night sky. Last week we were lucky enough to have clear skies and get some great views of the stripes of Jupiter. Our equipment to train the troopers are 3 - 10 inch dobsonian telescopes, multiple high powered binoculars 6 sky scouts, and our large 11 inch Shmidt Cassegrain telescope in the Galileo Observatory.
On Wednesday 29, 2010, if you missed it, there was an amazing sight directionally right in front of the sun. Sunspot 1109 was so big it was too hard to miss. The international space station passed right over 1109. A sunspot is when there is a sudden cooling of air on 1 part of the sun, makes a spot that is visible from a solar friendly telescope.
A new planet was just discovered in a solar system that parallels our own. The new world could be habitable— or even inhabited! A new member of a system of planets circling a red dwarf star 20 light-years away has just been found. It’s called Gliese 581g, and the ‘g’ may very well stand for goldilocks. Gliese 581 is the first world that is the right size and location for life. Just by the research, I would say that the chances for life on this planet are 100 percent. But current studies won’t allow scientists to study the planets atmosphere for chemical signs of life.
Mercury’s tail is soon to be called a comet planet. Scientists are debating on whether or not mercury is going to be categorized as a comet planet. They have just discovered a faint comet like tail. Unlike a comet, which is a releasing balls of dusty ices, Mercury is bone dry. This tail is created by a gusher of solar radiation releasing sodium atoms off Mercury's surface. They absorb enough energy to escape the planet's gravitational pull and zoom off into space. The pressure of the solar wind sweeps back the expanding cloud into a windsock-like tail.
That’s it for this from Shane Wray, Head of Research for the Miramichi Rural Observatory.
Just to let everyone know, there is 4 lessons in the documents section that you can acess for do a French Fort Cove in conjunction with the MOVE project.
Grade 3 - Investigating Soils
Grade 7 - Ecosystems
Grade 8 - Water Sampling
Grade 10 - Sustainability of Ecosystems.
All lessons involve inquiry-based science lessons with quality physical education.
Science & Children - March: STEM:Science, Teacher, Engineering, and Math
- Insect Keepers
- Potato Problem Solving
- Elementary Design Challenges
Science & Children - April/May: Weather
- Blogging About The Weather
- Look! It Is Going To Rain
- DIY Versus Profesional
Science Scope - March: Community-Based Science
- Waterways in Focus
- Local Food Webs
- Civic Action for Students
Science Scope - April/May: Air and Gases
- Wildflowers and Ozone
- Habitat Humidity
- Science of Smell
The Science Teacher - March: Science For All
- Vocabulary strategies for ELL's
- 3-D Teaching Models
- 2009 Outstanding Science Trade Books
The Science Teacher - April/May: Community Collaborations
- National Lab Day
- Sustainable Energy Projects
- Investigating Invasive Plants
To better inform the all school communities of events and information a bi-monthly newsletter will be sent out to school and posted in the documents section of science site.
Contact Judson Waye if you would like any school info posted in the newsletter.
The Department of Education has invested in Resource kits that are available for loan. A detailed listing of all materials in the kits is located in the documents section.
The kits are as follows:
Grade 6 - Electricity
Grade 7 - Heat
Grade 8 - Optics
If anyone would like to use these materials please contact,
by phone: 778-6313
by email: firstname.lastname@example.org