Science Weekly 3/22/20

Yes, we can talk about volume occupied by air in Styrofoam, or for more advanced kids even density as the same mass occupies a smaller volume and therefore is more dense, but it’s also just fun to see the Styrofoam dissolve. Asking the simple question of how so much Styrofoam can fit into such a small volume is the first step of the scientific method, getting students to ask why and conjecture as to possible reasons, and a great introduction to Science.

Of Benzene and the Coronavirus 3/2/20

as I watch the news evolve of the Coronavirus, it strikes me as very similar. Please don’t get me wrong; I’m not suggesting that the Coronavirus isn’t potentially deadly, nor am I suggesting that news of it should be repressed. But even today a friend of mine posted a meme on her social media page that read something along the lines of having survived the dreaded bird flu, SARS, and several others she’s not so concerned about the Coronavirus. Another friend posted a meme that simply read, “Don’t Panic and Wash Your Hands”.