ديسمبر 2011

Foggy windows -- why??

Here is an intriguing question from a young learner.

Why does my car window fog up when it is cold out? And why does it seem to fog up more quickly the faster we go? And why does opening the window have the same effect as turning on the heat/defrost?

Please click Post Reply and contribute your thoughts.

Pi vs Tau

I recently emailed my brother in law Patrick this month's math puzzle "Around the World".  Though not a mathematician, the man is a genius and solved the puzzle almost immediately. As an aside, he mentioned to me that there is a debate out there about whether pi is a useful constant, and that it should in fact be taught as 2 times the value of pi, which is the precise answer to this math puzzle!

Autumn Leaves

It was just autumn in the Northeast, and the leaves were falling off the trees. How can we make the most of all these leaves?

I live in the city, so enjoying trees and nature on a larger scale means I must go to one of our many gorgeous, local parks.  Or I can visit my friends' houses in the country.  One of my close friends lives in Connecticut, and her house is surrounded by maples, oaks, and an occasional sycamore. Once her kids are done jumping in the piles, it means she has tons of leaves to clean up. There are so many leaves on the lawn alone that it is already too much for their mulching lawn mower!

Students' Dreams Come True at the Second FabLab Workshop in Moscow!

Students' Dreams Come True at the Second FabLab Workshop in Moscow! 


Russia's first fabrication laboratory (FabLab) is located at a secondary school affiliated with the Moscow Power Energy Institute (MPEI). Experimentarium 1502 MPEI provided the students with an opportunity to apply their creativity and scientific interests to real-world problems.

2011 - IT Workshop - La Libertad - Jan 18

الفئة: 
School Workshop
تاريخ الحدث: 
18/01/2011 (كل يوم)
Location(s) of Event: 
Guatemala
وصف:

2. Workshop:                  IT-How to navigate on the SEED Website                             
Presented by:           Manuel Martínez

العنوان
Escuela 15 de Septiembre
Km. 498 carretera al Atlantico
La Libertad, El Peten
جواتيمالا
16° 46' 59.9232" N, 90° 7' 0.3972" W

2011 - Viscosity Workshop - La Libertad - Jan 01

الفئة: 
School Workshop
تاريخ الحدث: 
18/01/2011 (كل يوم)
Location(s) of Event: 
Guatemala
وصف:

Workshop: Viscosity

Presented by: Alexander García

Date: January 18, 2011

During this workshop, we used the VISCOSITY SEEDKIT to analyze the properties of three liquids (shampoo, oil, and water) using the effect of temperature. Students were very amazed of the results, since on very simple things, we may find great discoveries. On this workshop, we learned that not all the liquids are the same, some are thin and others are tick. After this activity, all students made some research about viscosity on the Internet.

العنوان
Escuela 15 de Septiembre
Km. 498 Carretera al Atlantico
La Libertad, El Peten
جواتيمالا
16° 46' 59.7576" N, 90° 7' 0.3108" W

Reported Live Update - SEED National Camp Malaysia 2011

"What are the ideas to create a robot to save time?"

"How can we save more energy from this project?"

... ...

2011 - QHSE Workshop - La Libertad - May 11

الفئة: 
School Workshop
تاريخ الحدث: 
11/05/2011 (كل يوم)
Location(s) of Event: 
Guatemala
وصف:

Workshop:  QHSE

Participants:  30 Students, 3 Parents, 5 Teachers and 4 Schlumberger SEED Volunteers.

After some violent events in the area of La Libertad, El Peten, we had the opportunity to participate in the QHSE Workshop leaded by Olivier Desplain, MCA QHSE Manager.

العنوان
Escuela 15 de Septiembre
Km. 498 Carretera al Atlantico Participants: 30 Students 5 Teachers and 4 SLB SEED Volunteers
La Libertad, El Peten
جواتيمالا
16° 46' 59.7756" N, 90° 7' 0.012" W

Fotosub lowcost

Hi all,
Fotosub does not always means expensive! This photograph was taken with a inexpensive 35 mm “single use” camera that could be used up to 12 feet underwater. In the photo you can see a Whale “Eubalaena australis” that joins our snorkeling.

This awesome place is located @ El Doradillo beach, Puerto Madryn, Argentina.

2011- Healthy water - healthy city! - Novuy Urengoy - Nov 30

الفئة: 
ورشة عمل تعاونية
تاريخ الحدث: 
30/11/2011 (كل يوم)
Location(s) of Event: 
Russia
وصف:

2011 Collaborative workshop - Novuy Urengoy, April 7-9 2011.
SEED collaborative workshop for teachers and students “Protecting Environment and Conserving Energy” took place April 7-9, 2011, at the Novuy Urengoy Professional College in Russia. Fifteen schools sent their representatives to attend this event: 20 teachers, 35 students, 2 volunteers have attended the meeting. 

العنوان
Novuy Urengoy
روسيا
66° 5' 0.3336" N, 76° 38' 0.312" E