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21/03/12  |  

Why spring is blooming marvellous (and climate change makes it earlier)

With buds bursting early, only for a mild winter to turn Arctic and wipe them out, we are witnessing how warm weather can trigger flowering, even out of season, and how important it is for plants to blossom at the right time of year.

07/03/12  |  Cape Town, South Africa

Rural School Running on Methane Bio-Gas

Are renewable sources of energy used in your school? How can you incorporate them? Here is a good example of a sustainable school in Cape Town. Tucked against the rolling hills of South Africa’s Eastern Cape province, a small rural school has been turning its kitchen scraps and agricultural and human waste into methane gas for cooking and nutrient-rich fertiliser, and is even recycling its water.

22/02/12  |  Vancouver, Canada

Phytoplankton research in Arctic may help deal with environmental accidents

Is melting sea ice contributing to an overall increase in algae levels in Arctic waters? Marcel Babin, Canada Excellence Research Chair in Remote Sensing of Canada's New Arctic Frontier at the Université Laval, thinks this might be the case. Babin is growing phytoplankton in his lab and stimulating environmental changes - could this be replicated as an IBSE activity in the classroom?

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What is the biggest barrier to implementing IBSE in your practice?

Concern that I might lose control over the class during IBSE activities
Knowing which questions to ask to facilitate the IBSE activity
Changing from a didactic approach to an inquiry-based approach
Concern that the students will not be able to carry out the IBSE activities
Lack of confidence in delivering IBSE


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