The King's Centre for Visualization in Science
The King's Centre for Visualization in Science is a research centre of The King's University , Edmonton, Alberta, Canada committed to improving the public understanding of science in Canada through the development of innovative ways to visualize science. Brian Martin and Peter Mahaffy are co-directors of the centre, working with an interdisciplinary team of undergraduate researchers.
The work of the centre has been funded by The King's University , NSERC through a Centres for Research in Youth Science Teaching Learning (CRYSTAL-Alberta) grant and the USRA program, SSHRC, and through research partnerships in the United States (NSF), and Australia (ARC).
The King's Centre for Visualization in Science is energized by the talent and enthusiasm of undergraduate students from a wide range of disciplines!
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Иследвания на Сила на Архимед чрез виртуалната лаборатория на Twente University, Нидерландия. Може да използвате виртуалната лаборатория на:http://go-lab.gw.utwente.nl/production/splash/labs/splash/virtual.html или кликнете тук.
Повече информация на: http://www.golabz.eu/lab/splash-virtual-buoyancy-laboratory или кликнете тук.
Иследвания на плътност чрез виртуалната лаборатория на Twente University, Нидерландия. Може да използвате виртуалната лаборатория на: http://go-lab.gw.utwente.nl/production/splash/labs/splash/virtual.html или кликнете тук.
Повече информация на сайта на:http://www.golabz.eu/lab/splash-virtual-buoyancy-laboratory или кликнете тук.
Иследвание на относителна плътност на телата чрез виртуалната лаборатория на Twente University, Нидерландия. Може да използвате виртуалната лаборатория на:http://go-lab.gw.utwente.nl/production/splash/labs/splash/virtual.html или кликнете тук.
Иследвание на плаване на телата чрез виртуалната лаборатория на Twente University, Нидерландия. Може да използвате виртуалната лаборатория на: http://go-lab.gw.utwente.nl/production/splash/labs/splash/virtual.html или кликнете тук.
Иследвания на плътност чрез виртуалната лаборатория на Twente University, Нидерландия. Може да използвате виртуалната лаборатория на http://go-lab.gw.utwente.nl/production/splash/labs/splash/virtual.html или кликнете тук.
Call for applications for an OAD funded project taking place at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA). Text from the call's webpage (http://www.astro4dev.org/call-for-applications-cfa/) is copied below or
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In this program, astronomers from middle- and low-income countries can apply to spend a month in the northern summer at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA). Travel and basic living expenses will be covered by the grant.
In their application, candidates have to present a work plan in line with the projects proposed by the mentors (see below) and outline the benefits of their visit for the continuation of their career and the development of astronomy back in their home country. Two visiting scientists will be selected for the summer of 2015. Two local mentors have proposed a scientific project (see below).
We foresee mutual benefit from such a visiting program for both the visiting scientist and the CfA scientists and staff, who will have the opportunity to learn from the visitors about the status of astronomy in their countries. From such visits lasting collaborations can grow that foster knowledge exchange and education (e.g., workshops/schools later organized in the country of the visitor), and increase integration, all high priorities for the International Astronomical Union and its Office of Astronomy for Development.
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics 60 Garden Street Cambridge MA 02138.
The Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA) hosts over 400 scientists studying all aspects of the Universe. The stimulating environment in which the CfA is embedded has been the scientific/academic/ideological breeding ground of a number of important discoveries in astrophysics. The CfA has a long history in training graduate students and postdoctoral fellows from across the world.
The program aims to develop participants’ research and teaching skills and build lasting collaborations between participants and their CfA hosts. Selected scientists will have their trip and basic local expenses paid for through the grant. During their visit to the CfA they will work on a particular project (see proposed projects for 2015 below) for a few weeks (up to one month) with a local mentor.
Professional researchers in astronomy and astronomy education at the postdoctoral level or more advanced (e.g. professors) from middle- to low-income countries all over the world can apply.
Applications from women candidates are particularly encouraged.
• be a citizen and resident in a middle- or low-income country
• have a PhD in astronomy or closely related field
• have the possibility of obtaining a visa to visit the US, with an invitation letter from CfA;
• outline the benefits of their stay at CfA in their application, and how they will implement these in their country.
All applications must be submitted online. The selection committee will choose two candidates based on the criteria above. The selection committee will include members of IAU TF1 (Task Force 1 Universities and Research) and CfA contacts.
The OAD will independently collect and analyse confidential monitoring and evaluation data.
For selected applicants the project should lead to measurable deliverables for their own career and the status of (teaching of) astronomy in their home country.
• Selected scientists will present a talk at the CfA about their work and the status of astronomy in their country.
• Selected scientists will develop a post-project plan to continue to further their own professional development and support astronomy in their country of residence (e.g. teach a new course, publish a paper, spread the knowledge, etc.).
• The OAD will evaluate the project; selected scientists will be asked to complete brief pre- and post-visit questionnaires and interviews immediately and 6 months after their visit.
mid-April 2015: call for applications
8 May 2015: Selection begins
May to early June 2015: selection of two candidates and arrangement of stay and flights
July 2015: visit of max 1 month
November 2015: project report to OAD by organizers
May 2016: OAD evaluation report
Andrew Szentgyorgyi (CfA), Katrien Kolenberg (CfA, TF1)
Monitoring and Evaluation
The IAU’s Office of Astronomy for Develpment (OAD) would like to further our understanding of the benefits exchange programmes offer and how projects can be improved. If you consent, we will ask you for personal monitoring & evaluation data when you apply. These data will be kept strictly confidential, anonymised and separated from your application by the OAD Project Officer. Data you provide for evaluation only will NOT be seen by the selection panel.
If you have any questions about the project or applicant eligibility criteria, please contact Katrien Kolenberg (CfA) at email@example.com
If you have any questions about the application process, how application data are dealt with, confidentiality or the evaluation process, please contact Eli Grant (OAD) at firstname.lastname@example.org. Enquiries to the OAD will not be disclosed to CfA members or to the selection panel.
Mentors and Projects
Mentor 1: Prof. Rosanne DiStefano – Project: Gravitational lensing
Gravitational microlensing provides a way to discover dim astronomical objects, including planets. The visiting researcher will select one of two projects designed to discover planets. The first project involves the analysis of publicly available data. The analysis techniques can continue to be used from home. The second project is the prediction of gravitational lensing events, a new area of research. During the coming years, observers from around the world, many using small telescopes, will participate in this exciting endeavor. The work at the CfA will be on making predictions, and such work, hopefully combined with observing predicted events, can continue from home.
Mentor 2: Prof. Scott Wolk – Project: Mid-IR analysis of star-forming regions.
NGC 281 is a remarkable laboratory for studying the complex interactions between a massive star and a molecular cloud. Chandra and Spitzer data combined with ground-based data show a partial bubble of cold molecular gas surrounding an HII region. Within the HII region, an elongated bubble of 10~MK gas is detected by Chandra. We have obtained PACS and SPIRE observations to map the distribution of dust and protostars in NGC 281. The distribution of protostars will be used to search for triggered star formation at the cloud/HII region interface and to examine evidence for two modes of triggered star formation. The dust distribution will be used to map the interaction of the molecular cloud and the HII region. Of additional interest is the presence of dust toward the hot, X-ray emitting gas. Such dust may facilitate charge-exchange with ions giving rise to high energy lines observed in the hot plasma. The researcher will be tasked with combining the Hershel data with existing Spitzer data. The project may start with learning how to install and run the idl package cluster grinder. This will be followed by the assignment of the various stars to Classes based on both colors and the slopes of their Spectral energy distributions. There is an analytical discovery space available in improving the mappings from color based to slope based classification systems. Once the sources are classified clustering analysis should be performed to ascertain if, and to what extent the various classes are clustered. A second goal is to compare the various epochs of data and quantify the observed variability as a function of Class.
How to Apply
Please note that selection will begin from 8 May 2015. Applications submitted before this date will be given priority but the call will remain open until both opportunities are filled.
Data requested on the application form which relate only to evaluation are labelled as being “for evaluation only” and will appear only if you consent to participating in the evaluation.
To apply now, please complete the CFA online application form. You will be asked to upload:
1) an academic CV;
2) a 1-page motivation for working with one of the mentors on the outlined projects;
3) a 1-page document outlining how you hope to benefit from your stay at CfA
Please ensure that you complete all fields. Once you’ve clicked Submit, you should see a confirmation page and receive a confirmation e-mail. If you do not, please check through the form for errors. If you do not receive e-mail confirmation within a few hours of submitting, please contact the OAD.
ХVII Национален конкурс „Космосът – настояще и бъдеще на човечеството”.
ХVII Национален конкурс „Космосът – настояще и бъдеще на човечеството”. Той е включен в програмата на Министерството на образованието и науката за извънкласните дейности през настоящата учебна година и е под патронажа на първия български космонавт генерал Георги Иванов. Конкурсът се провежда в пет тематични направления. Крайният срок за предаване на конкурсните работи е 26 май 2015 година. Повече подробности може да намерите в Регламента на конкурса. Всички проекти трябва да бъдат придружени от регистрационен формуляр на авторите
2015 TRASH TREK Challenge
We’re not talking trash – we’re cleaning it up! In the 2015 FIRST® LEGO® League TRASH TREKSM Challenge, 290,000 children ages 9 to 16* from over 80 countries will explore the fascinating world of trash. From collection, to sorting, to smart production and reuse, there is more to your trash than meets the eye. Join FIRST LEGO League teams on a Trash Trek to discover the hidden (or not so hidden) world of trash!
FIRST LEGO League (FLL®) challenges kids to think like scientists and engineers. During the TRASH TREKSM season, teams will choose and solve a real-world trash problem in the Project. They will also build, test, and program an autonomous robot using LEGO MINDSTORMS® technology to solve a set of missions in the Robot Game. Throughout their experience, teams will operate under FLL’s signature set of Core Values, celebrating discovery, teamwork, and Gracious Professionalism®.
More information: http://www.firstlegoleague.org/challenge/2015trashtrek or click here.
Erathosten experiment and solar eclips with students from PG po KTS, Pravets, Bulgaria. We used gnomon 100 cm, lenth of shadow was 92,6 cm and we calculated Circumference of the Earth 40 266,80 km. You can find my presentation about Erathosten experiment here:
More information about Eratosthen experiment here: http://eratosthenes.ea.gr/en/node/98/done?sid=1138
Науката е навсякъде около нас. От странни феномени, до зашеметяващата наука в действие, ние искаме да видим какво привлича вниманието ви. За да участвате във фотоконкурса, вие трябва да бъдете част от екип от трима членове, който включва поне две момичета. Вашата снимка не трябва да включва никакви образи на хора, чиято самоличност може да бъде установена.
Участвайте сега и вашият екип може да спечели пътуване до Милано (Италия), за да посетите Конкурса на Европейския съюз за млади учени, часовник „Ice-Watch“ или страхотен Bluetooth speaker!
Това е ежемесечен конкурс и вие трябва да изпратите вашата снимка между 16-то число и края на всеки месец.
Повече информация на: http://science-girl-thing.eu/bg/contest или кликнете тук.
Invitation to participate in SCRIPT 2015—SCRatch International Programming Trial.
If you are not interested to participate maybe you can disseminate this contest among interested people in your country.
There will be 2 events:
Scratch programming competition according to the rules at http://1drv.ms/1CfdQ1B.
Symposium according to the rules at http://1drv.ms/1EWNvLw.
It is possible to participate in both activities (contest and symposium) or just in one.
For this edition of the contest will only be accepted projects written in Scratch 2.0.
The deadlines of the SCRIPT 2015 competition are:
· 07 March 2015 – Registering for competition at http://goo.gl/forms/bLgIAhrhy3.
· 15 June 2015 – Submitting the projects by email at email@example.com. Each coordinator teacher will receive by email a registration form (an Excel file) which will fill in. Scratch projects will be renamed according to the names generated automatically in the registration form. Filled in registration form and the renamed Scratch projects will be sent at firstname.lastname@example.org.
· 10 August 2015 – Announcing results.
· 24 August 2015 – Sending diplomas by snail mail.
· 09 September 2015 – Creating a gallery with awarded projects.
The deadlines of the SCRIPT 2015 symposium are:
· 15 May 2015 – Registering for symposium at http://goo.gl/forms/tKNBlqvUlt.
· 02 June 2015 – Submitting material for symposium at email@example.com.
· 03 June 2015 – Conducting online symposium.
Some projects from previous SCRIPT editions are posted at:
· http://bit.ly/Olgxgl – projects submitted for SCRIPT 2012.
· http://bit.ly/1gq88yl – projects awarded in SCRIPT 2013.
· http://bit.ly/1tA5dKQ – projects awarded in SCRIPT 2014.
If you need some supplementary information, please do not hesitate to contact me: Mihai Agape, firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com, +40 (728) 286365.
Photonics Explorer е Европейския проект по 7 Рамкова Програма, разработен от международен екип от преподаватели и експерти от 11 страни на ЕС, включително и от България.
Подробности за проекта може да видите на страницата му:
Във връзка с честването на 2015 г. година като „Година на светлината” всеки учител може да се регистрира в сайта на проекта за получаване на безплатни материали по оптика. Ще има допълнително обучение от университетски преподаватели за работа с набора от материали.
Това е регистрационната форма:
http://chemcollective.org/vlab or click here.
Chemistry and Environment
http://chemistry.pixel-online.org/EP_home.php?id=04 or ckick here.
Chemistry at Home
http://chemistry.pixel-online.org/EP_home.php?id=02&tp=02#home or click here.
Научни музей и оnline ресурси може да намрите на:http://www.e-knownet.eu/e-knownet/links/index.html или кликнете тук.
Това е един от научните музей в Лондон:http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/ или кликнете тук.
Пример за online игри:http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/online_science/games/energy_flows или кликнете тук.
Khan Academy mission is to provide a free, world‑class education for anyone, anywhere. A personalized learning resource for all ages.
You re joining a global classroom:
Millions of students from all over the world, each with their own unique story, learn at their own pace on Khan Academy every single day. We have video lessons translated into almost 40 languages and counting in addition to the Spanish, French, and Brazilian Portuguese versions of our site: https://www.khanacademy.org/about or ckick here.
Look at Calculating Average Velocity or Speed:
Solving for Time:
Displacement from Time and Velocity Example: