The Science Shelf (and other STEM goodies from the webospehere) #1


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Scientix is proud to present the first post of the series “The Science Shelf (and other STEM goodies from the webospehere)” where we will share information on science and technology events, resources, news and any other random goodies we discover by staring at our computers every single day. Hope you enjoy and don’t forget to leave your comments in the section below!

  • Next week, the Pint of Science initiative brings some of the most knowledgeable scientists to your local pub to present their latest research results.  If over the 23, 24 or 25 of May you happen to be in the UK, Ireland, France, Italy, USA, Spain, Germany, Brazil, Australia, Canada, Austria or South Africa, make sure to check their site to see the events going on!
  • The film To scale the solar system  by Wylie Overstreet and Alex Gorosh shows how a group of friends built the first scale model of the solar system with complete planetary orbits. Take a look and, if you enjoy it, don’t forget to go to Wylie Overstreet’s website for more films about nature and science. We promise they won’t deceive you!
  • Did you know that professor Stephen Hawking is starring in a television series? Indeed, in Genius, Hawking challenges a bunch of volunteers to think like the greatest geniuses in history and resolve some of humanity’s most everlasting questions. Go to the show’s homesite to take the test: Can you think as a genius?
  • For this week’s top science resources, we are featuring the podcast “The truth of the tyrannosaurus” from “The Tyrannosaurus chronicle”, where Ian Sample challenges the idea we have of this extinct specifies. Moreover, check out this reading list published in Brain Pickings on children’s books celebrating science and help build the next generation of scientists.

See you in the next “The Science Shelf ” post!

Article written by: Marina Jiménez Iglesias, Project Officer, European Schoolnet.

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