Category Archives: Citizen Science

Conservation Matters: is the glass half full or half empty?

I shared some ideas in an earlier blog about how to “Teach kids to be scientifically discriminative”. This blog builds upon the idea of discussing contemporary conservation issues coupled with scientific solutions, acknowledging our influential position as teachers and parents in helping … Continue reading

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Reduce Reuse and Rethink: New QM Resource

                                                        Recycling and the Australian Curriculum Teaching is characteristically a time poor occupation and no more so than in the modern classroom. In our efforts to deliver the entire curriculum (in a perfect classroom with well-behaved children who attend school … Continue reading

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What’s On at the Museum during Science Week?

 National Science Week runs from 11th – 19th August.  There are a rich variety of activities happening around the state that showcase the wonderful world of science. Details can be found from this link. Queensland Museum has a full program … Continue reading

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Brisbane and its Tunnels: Science in Action

The Airport link tunnel opened this week.  This road network between Bowen Hills, Kedron and Toombul has come at a cost of $4.8 billion dollars.  But I wonder if teachers, children and the general public know how these tunnels are excavated? … Continue reading

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A Little History about Confusing Diets

Dieting is the curse of the modern man. Today the whole world of dieting is a mismatch of information and claims. Even today I can find conflicting articles on the same website. One article titled “Forget Detox: Nourish Yourself “says, … Continue reading

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Backyard Explorer North Queensland May 2012

Queensland Museum scientists will conduct free workshops this week in Atherton, Innisfail, and Cairns dedicated to assessing local biodiversity and the effect of human impact using data from insect trapping. These workshops will be funded with assistance from Landcare through Fiona … Continue reading

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Reflections on January 2011 and Other Major Rain Events

The January 2011 major rain event was devastating for Toowoomba and the communities along the rivers and creeks as far as Brisbane, but the scale of the event was not unprecedented. The event was not unusual in its size, or volume … Continue reading

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