Welcome to Adrian's Stupendous Site of Science Splendor

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Fun Facts

  • There are approximately 10^70 ways that the particles occupying a cubic meter (approx. volume of human body) can be arranged. This means if you were to walk 10^70 meters through space, chances are you would find an exact replica of yourself!
  • The density needed to create a black hole is approximately equivalent to fitting the mass of Mount Everest into a grain of sand.
  • Studies have shown that the microbial flora in your gut has a large impact on obesity. Some people contain more bacteria that efficiently extract energy from food, thereby increasing the amount of calories absorbed by the host.
    (http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-gut-bacteria-help-make-us-fat-and-thin/)
  • The Stegosaurus dinosaur measured up to 30 feet (9.1 meters) long but had a brain the size of a walnut.
  • C. Difficile infections are often resistant to all antibiotics available on the market, even Vancomyacin, the new way they treat C. Diff is via fecal transplant from a healthy individual to a sick individual. Now available in pill form!
  • https://photomath.net/ - I know this is supposed to be for science but this just may be the coolest math app I have ever seen.

Science Theater-Check out these videos!

BIOLOGY
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJyUtbn0O5Y - the inner life of a cell. Animation created by Harvard.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-NMfp13Uug - The transparent brain- the start of a new age in Neurological research!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPFwDaR1g70#t=97 - milk and food coloring (diffusion, lipids, ect)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MNCzSfv4hX8- Story of Kevin Richardson, the Lion man, and his mission to save a species.


CHEM & PHYSICS
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TtzRAjW6KO0 -Ever wanted to make a Solar Death Ray, well its been done.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GRLOgmmz_EU - Possibly the greatest video ever. Watch Ellen learn science!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4pNXAtPJp8 - amazing chemistry demo!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-1xpONIYaeQ - hydrophobic sand
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3iBztmCuwgk - melting metal with magnets!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBN_cYEgeMA - JUST WATCH IT (physics)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3aPQqNt15-o - Lorentz force

Teaching Resources


Inspirational Videos:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y_ZmM7zPLyI - why education is great.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9NjKgV65fpo - Zach Sobiech story
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-eVF_G_p-Y - dont let exams define you.
http://markmanson.net/life-purpose/ - how to choose your job
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1cIQy-wbX04 - how to be a better teacher
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dk60sYrU2RU -TED Talk self teaching
http://encurious.com/post/90982259223/quotes-from-childrens-books - 20 quotes from childrens books.