All things Science

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The theme of Hoagies Gifted blog hop for July is All Things Science!

Recently the theme for the Facebook 52 Illustrations Challenge group Week 22 was SCIENCE and the Persona Dolls posed for pictures.
They all posed together for the MS Paint collage titled The volcano simulation.
I had found a free download print of a volcano model on an education site. In the picture Miranda was being a bit bossy about how the model should be made, Edward and Sprite were engaging in further reading about the topic, Vincent and Leona were crowding in for a closer look and Felicity and Sally were afraid it would go bang.

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Edward the Autonomous learner loves to read and research maths and science topics.
He enjoys working at his own pace on Khan Academy subjects https://www.khanacademy.org/  and playing with the numerous maths interactive games online.
He likes The 24 Game https://www.24game.com/  and SET game http://www.setgame.com/  and Infinifield http://www.infinifield.com/

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Michaela the creative gifted student was drawn with watercolour pencils and glitter gel pens. She is fascinated by the dispersion of light through a prism.

Sprite was fascinated by ripple tank experiments into the properties of light which her mentor, Paula the Physicist showed her.

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Sprite has always loved Science especially Astronomy
She loves to visit
Scienceworks https://museumvictoria.com.au/scienceworks
The Planetarium  https://museumvictoria.com.au/scienceworks/about-us/melbourne-planetarium/
Mt Burnett Observatory http://mtburnettobservatory.org/
Bubble Zone https://spritessite.wordpress.com/2009/08/01/bubbling-over/

She likes the websites
Nine Planets – Solar System Tour http://nineplanets.org/
Space Weather Center http://www.spaceweathercenter.org/index.html
Homework Help Science http://homeworkhelp.stjohnssevenoaks.com/science/index.html

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The Twitter Birds also love science and set up the Keep It Simply Science Expo in the Un-Olympics Bower where they give lots of links to resources for studying science and also provide a safe place for Outfora Duck to view their simulations of the Higgs Boson Particle

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The Tweet Family investigate many scientific topics during their NEST Ed studies and particularly enjoy using Zome tools construction materials to illustrate principles and concepts of maths, especially geometry from simple Platonic solids through to very complex 3D constructions; as well as architecture and engineering, physics and chemistry, art and many other disciplines.

This is a post for Hoagies’ June Blog Hop: All things Science
Read more posts about all things science by going on the hop at www.HoagiesGifted.org/blog_hop_all_things_science.htm

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Zome Dome NEST Ed Home

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“We are ready to greet all the Gifted Homeschoolers Forum May Blog Hop visitors” Retweet told me
“We will be displaying the use of Zometools for the Tips, Toys, Tricks and Tools for Gifted/2E Kids blog hop.”

“Welcome to our Zome Dome NEST Ed Home!” chorused Tweetil and Tweetelle.

Retweet has chosen not to let her two tweetlets fly with the local flock but has chosen to continue to teach them using  NEST Ed – Nest Education System of Training.

I am not surprised that Retweet has chosen to display Zome. I love Zome too!
It can be used to illustrate principles and concepts of maths, especially geometry from simple Platonic solids through to very complex 3D constructions; as well as architecture and engineering, physics and chemistry, art and many other disciplines.

Concepts such as proportion, fractals, symmetry, minimal surfaces, surface tensions, polyhedra, tessellations, trusses, lattices and space frames can be investigated while having great fun playing with Zome.

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And then there is Bubbleology!
http://www.cmu.edu/gipse/materials/pdf-2000/bubbles-lessons.pdf
Blowing bubbles is always fun but it is even more fun when combined with weirdly shaped bubble frames made with Zome.

There are  many Zome teaching units freely available in PDF form on the Zome website at http://www.zometool.com/resources-for-educators/

Playing with zome can lead to learning about so many things!
Geodesic domes, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geodesic_dome
R Buckminster Fuller, http://www.bfi.org/about-fuller
The Eden project http://www.cornwall-online.co.uk/attractions/eden/edenproject.htm

“We will stay here to greet all the visitors,” said Retweet “but please can you go on the blog hop and bring back news of all the tips, tricks, tools and toys that the others are discussing?”

So we are going on the Hop, collecting tips and leaving comments.
If you would like to come on the blog hop with us you can follow the links at http://giftedhomeschoolers.org/blog-hops/special-tips-toys-tricks-tools-gifted2e/

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