Comunidad de SEED

October 2011

Bags for Everyday Living


I love reusable bags. I use the ones from my supermarket all the time, whether it is to carry food to a party, or small packages to the post office. I especially like the fact that my supermarket gives me a nickel back for every bag that I bring in myself and use right then and there. The trick has always been remembering to bring them into the store. Numerous times I have found myself on line to pay, and suddenly I remember those bags … sitting in the car, or hanging out on my counter at home. I have gotten better about bringing my reusable bags to the supermarket, mostly because I leave them in my purse or computer case at all times.



Having organized a few of SEED's SEEDKIT webinars, it got me thinking about what webinars are.

I attended my first SEED webinar in May, which was about the Solar Water Heater and was conducted in Spanish. I could not understand much, but it was interesting to see, and there was a lot of participation.

Talking the talk, walking the walk, and drinking the drink at SEED


The first time I met SEED's Founder and Director Simone Amber in 2006 I was impressed by her recognizable passion for science and learning, and her genuine intent to solve global issues, like providing accessible drinking water to everyone in third world countries and reducing the human impact on climate change.  She spoke eloquently and personally about giving children the right tools and support to find their own solutions for localized versions of these global issues.

Calendars and holidays

Dear SEED, How do the lunar calendar and the Christian calendar stay on track with each other every year? Why do holidays and dates that coincide with the lunar year (such as Hanukah) always remain at the same time of year (but on different dates)? Won't they ever fall off track and end up, for instance, in July?

Why is it important for students to learn science? Is it important for them to like science?

Rolando Barcelon: Science is both a body of knowledge and a process. The knowledge gained throughout the course of learning aids what best process may fit to particular decisions in life. Therefore, topics such as safety, longer lifespan, and hands-on activities are a great advantage.

It is important for students to like science.

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PlanetSEED Aracaju e Macaé


Feira PlanetSEED!

Os eventos aconteceram em duas cidades do Brasil, Aracaju em 16 de agosto e Macaé em 20 de Setembro.

abaixo segue um pouco sobre as intençoes da feira e o que foi por nós desenvolvido:

Anexo : 

2011 - Buoyancy Workshop - Rio De Janeiro- Mar 29

Taller de colaboración
Fecha del evento: 
29/03/2011 (Todo el día)
Location(s) of Event: 

The objective of this document is to report the activities of the SEED project carried out during
the months of March and April, 2011, at some of the schools involved in the Project.
There were five workshops conducted in Brazil using the SEED kit “Buoyancy”.
The volunteers explained to the students a little about the concepts involved within the kit, and
they also conducted a few experiments comparing the buoyancy of different materials in different

Rio de janeiro
22° 54' 12.6864" S, 43° 12' 34.4952" W