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Good Ideas Of Science Fair Projects About Robots

Good Ideas Of Science Fair Projects About Robots

Robot is a good choice of Science fair project for kids, which includes the following: 4 in 1 Robot series, cybug solar fly, moonwalker robot, sunflower power plant, soccer Pro robot, and knight invader car.

Science fair is one event in school that requires time and effort. You need to carefully decide on what project to present that would definitely take every spectator’s breath away. Since this is not exclusive to adult only, even small children can enlist their own works. However, to make it more enjoyable on their side, instructors need to look for ways on how to incorporate fun into work. Robotics turned out to be a promising project especially for kids. Below are some good ideas for Science fair about robots:

4-in-1 Robot series

This is advisable for beginners ages 10 and up because the kit contains a pre-assembled circuit board, a drive system, and hardware. This also helps children develop fine movements and eye coordination while doing the assembly.

Cybug solar fly

A nice way to carry out your Science fair is to choose a project that can provide fulfillment at the same time fun especially to children. This solar bug is sensitive to direct sunlight, which causes the object to move around. The feelers allow it to navigate it surroundings without difficulty.

Moonwalker robot

A robot that is sensitive to light and sound, it is capable of interpreting such stimuli as electric signals. The sensor is pre-programmed already to respond to flickering of lights and sound vibrations. Simply make variations such as clapping, whistling, multi-color lights, and more to evoke movement.

Sunflower power plant

This is a very much girly project since it can be used as a home accessory at the same time. You can even display it in your room after the presentation. Just like a real flower, it will continuously rotate until it can find the brightest light available. This is easy to make; although, it involves soldering of parts, which may take few hours to complete. However for children’s safety, soldering should be done directly under the supervision of an adult.

Soccer Pro robot

For soccer fanatics, this is a great way to learn moves and strategies. Speed is obviously present, which make catching and shooting of ball possible. It is powered by an AA battery with wire remote that controls spinning and running.

Knight invader car

If you like to discuss on the basic theories of electricity as well as touch a bit of force and momentum, you may choose this experiment to clearly express your thoughts. Children find it easier to understand when visual representation is incorporated.

When choosing an experiment, make sure that you don’t only learn from what you are doing. Instead, integrate fun to make learning more unforgettable and lasting.

Science Fair Projects On How Rocks Decay – Preparation Activities

Science Fair Projects On How Rocks Decay – Preparation Activities

Preparing your homeschool students for their annual science fair projects doesn’t have to be boring. There are many fun activities that you can complete as a class that will excite them about their project topic and that will teach them valuable science concepts that they will be able to use during their science education. The following activities are for students that want to complete science fair projects on how rocks decay.

Activity #1 – Field Trip

A great activity to complete with students interested in doing science fair projects on how rocks decay is to take them field trips. These field trips will be to local geological features where your students will be able to see the decomposition or weathering of rocks. Highways that cut through mountains or that pass by cliffs are great options, as they usually have debris piles that students can examine and take samples from.

Activity #2 – Go to a Natural History Museum

A natural history museum is another great place to learn about the decay of rocks. Also here your students will be able to see samples, and possibly even be allowed to participate in hands on activities with the museum’s geology curator. Talk to the museum ahead of time to see what activities are available for students interested in geology.

Activity #3 – Rock Samples

Another great way to explore how rocks decay is to provide your students with rock samples that are in various stages of decay. Allowing students to manipulate the materials in their hands will give them the opportunity to really examine the physical effects of erosion and other decay processes.

Activity #4 – Conduct In-class experiments

As you get closer to setting your homeschool students free to start their own science fair projects you will want to conduct some in-class experiments. These experiments and demonstrations can examine how slope, moisture, heat and pressure all impact how rocks decay. You can also use these activities to teach your students about the steps in the scientific method.

Cbse India Introduces A Common Syllabus For Maths & Science!

Cbse India Introduces A Common Syllabus For Maths & Science!

The Union Ministry of Human Resource and CBSE India are leaving no stone unturned to make lives easy for school students across the various boards in India! The latest stride towards this endeavor is the introduction of a common syllabus for Maths and Science for the students of classes XI and XII across all the educational boards. Therefore, from the academic year starting 2011-12, students from all the boards in the country can look forward to a uniform syllabus!

An initiative like this by CBSE India will ensure a level playing field for all the students while they prepare for their engineering and medical entrance examinations. Hence, while all you students studying in classes XI & XII, preparing for your national level engineering and medical entrance exams from the year 2012, need no longer worry about the extensive syllabi covered by your friend in CBSE or other national/ state board.

A common syllabus is just the first step by the Human Resource Ministry and CBSE India towards a flexible pattern of education that is comparable to the education systems existing in the West. CBSE India also has plans in the pipeline to conduct a common entrance exam for Medical and Engineering courses in India by 2013. If such a plan by CBSE India gains acceptance from all the academic corners in the country, life after class XII is only set to get easier for students.

However, implementation of a common syllabus by CBSE India has also garnered a lot of criticism by NCERT. NCERT is of the view that Council of School Board of Education (COBSE) has no right to push the common syllabus agenda. NCERT believes that the decision to undertake any curriculum revision exercise should rightfully rest with itself as NCERT has been instrumental in all such changes over the past years. It also believes that COBSE is just a coordinating body between the various school boards in the country.

Amidst all this controversy, major stakes are now on successful implementation of this common syllabus scheme for Maths and Science. Success of a common syllabus like this could also spread cheer in the lives of students studying in the Commerce and Humanities streams. Talks are around for a uniform syllabus for various subjects in these streams as well. What more could have students asked for to ensure a smooth and stress-free studying experience!

There are various websites that provide CBSE-aligned learning resources for students studying in classes V-XII. A common syllabus for Maths and Science will also ensure that more students can now seek help from such websites and reap benefits of quality and extensive learning resources.

All students studying under CBSE India can expect a lot of good news in the near future as well.

All the best for the future!

Science or not, Astrology is what I like to believe in

Science or not, Astrology is what I like to believe in

If you checked out the statistics, mobile Operators in India seem to be raking in their moolah from. Value Added Services and guess which VAS ( Value Added Service) people are subscribing to on an increasing basis at a pace that is nothing less than Scorching? It is Astrology, mostly pertaining to daily, monthly and yearly horoscopes. The world over, scientists seem to be engrossed in their pedantic debates about the fact that Astrology isn’t even a form of science directly opposing the traditional view which thinks otherwise, people in general really don’t care much about it.

Astrology has humble and ancient roots and is has always believed to have an element of “occult” to it. Humans have, for a long time now, wanted to take a peek into the future, to know what is coming, to foresee things and Astrology seems to be the only thing that comes close to satiating this queer little need of ours.

Whether it is boxed into the “Science” category or a ‘Pseudoscience” category, it so happens that it had never failed to enthrall people by its sheer power of looking ahead into the future. From the seemingly cute ‘Romantic Matches’, elaborate analysis on sun signs and some serious future gazing, Astrology was and still is something only the wise people who live in the mountains yonder deal with – the rest of us just ask for it.

The fact of the matter, substantiated by a number of surveys conducted over time, is that there has been a noted increase in the interest towards this subject generally and there could never be a solid conclusion as to the fact that Astrology almost borders on the lines of ridiculousness and is thought to be ‘Dressed up’ as some kind of science.

Astrology, rests on the belief that one’s life can be predicted by courting one’s birth chart and that there are really a few levels pertaining to one’s soul. The one that is real and that can be seen and scientifically explained and the other that is somewhat mysterious and a place where ” mind and matter may reunite”.

Science Fair Projects On How Do Video Games Affect Blood Pressure

Science Fair Projects On How Do Video Games Affect Blood Pressure

Every year students are given the opportunity to enter a project in their school science fair. Those projects that excell at the school level are sent to the city or state science fairs. Finally, those that do well at these regional science fairs move on to the national science fair where large scholarships and grants await the winner.

If you are interested in participating in a science fair this year the consider examining how video games impact your blood pressure. For this project you will first need to examine what research has already been done of the topic. This will give you the basis for making a prediction. This prediction will be your hypothesis.

However, you don’t have to agree with the outcomes that previous researchers have come to. It is very common for different reserachers to arrive at different conclusions based on their unique experiences with and understanding of the test subject. For example, while evidence may indicate that video games increase blood pressure, you may “know” that certain games can have calming effects on the body.

Your unique insight into video games and gaming will be very valuable when you are putting together your video game science fair project. You can use your past experiences to help you select a video game or video games to experiment with and you can also use your understanding of gaming environments to create different testing stimuli.

The key to creating a winning science fair project based on video games is to show the judges something that they may never have seen before. This can be new insights on how to use video games to relax or to make adjustments to biodata. It can also be new data that contradicts previous findings.

Sire Life Sciences

Sire Life Sciences

SIRE Life Sciences is a Recruitment & Executive Search Consultancy dedicated exclusively to the European Life Science industry. SIRE Life Sciences provides a “Complete-Life-Science-Cycle-Search-Solution” to both Life Science Professionals and Life Science Employers operating in the European Life Science sector. We offer a tailor made European-wide service for both Permanent or Freelance solutions specialized in delivering into the world’s leading Life Science institutions. SIRE Life Sciences has highly skilled teams of Recruitment, Executive Search and Staffing Issues Specialist providing high premium in tailored Life Science recruitment solutions and advice on staffing issues particularly executive search and retention. SIRE Life Sciences covers Freelance & Permanent Recruitment and Executive Search Consultancy in the European Life Science sectors: Pharmaceuticals Biotechnology Medical Devices Clinical Research Organisations Food Science Cosmetics SIRE Life offers recruitment, executive search and staffing issues consultants who are specialist within a: Specific niche’ market within the European Life Science sector Technical profession within the European Life Science sector Specific region within Europe We name it the “3Dimensional SIRE Search Method” with the aim to find the best professionals fastest.

SIRE Life Sciences distinguishes itself by offering our clients a combination of competitive advantages and values we believe in. We are a European Life Science Recruitment and Executive Search consultancy offering Recruitment, Executive Search and Staffing Issues consultants for both freelance and permanent solutions who are specialists within a:

Specific niche’ within the European Life Science sector
Technical profession within the European Life Science sector
Specific region in Europe
We name it the “3Dimensional SIRE Search Method” with the aim to find the best professionals fastest.

SIRE Life Sciences places utmost importance on Corporate Social Responsibility and we make every effort to ensure our operations are as environmentally friendly and ethical as possible. We continuously consider the impact of our business operations on the nature that surrounds us as well as humanity. Some of our methods of making our services as sustainable as possible include:

Recycling all of our office waste
Sending all of our communication electronically to limit paper usage and save trees.
Where possible, we use energy-saving equipment and work methods.
Planting a tree in the name of every successful placement. -By donating these trees we help to reduce our Carbon Footprint and make our operations more sustainable.
Dedicating to providing equal chances for all, regardless of skin colour, ethnic or national origins, disability, marital status, religious belief, sexuality or age.
Donating annually to Unicef.

Audi Headlight Technology

Audi Headlight Technology

The new Audi A6 intends to challenge a lot of technology found in its competitor models, one of these innovations is the new all LED headlights. The A6 will be the first executive saloon in the market to have all LED headlights, an optional extra in exchange for the more familiar halogen or bi-xenon lamps that come as standard.

The Audi A6s advanced LED headlight units emit a strong white light that is similar to daylight, and use just 40 watts of electricity each, making them yet another important weapon in the battle against energy consumption. The advanced LED units use just four one-chip and five two-chip LEDs to create dipped-beam light, and 24 white LEDs to make up the daytime running lights in each headlight. This keeps power consumption and maintenance down, and gives excellent life span.

All LED headlights are not new in the Audi line-up, the Audi R8 was the first ever production car to feature all-LED headlights and now are becoming common across the Audi range. The advanced all LED headlights will also be available on the new A7 Sportback and Audi A8 luxury saloon.

The all LED headlights are further enhanced by intelligent systems such as adaptive light control and high-beam assist, which give maximum visibility without dazzling other road users. Simply put the adaptive light system adapts the light provided by the headlights to the driving conditions, with different arrangements of light when driving in the city, country roads and on motorways.

The Audi high-beam assistant automatically varies the range and width of the headlight beam between dipped and full according to the road conditions. The system also incorporates an all-weather function that uses the rear view mirror camera to detect the lights of on-coming traffic and adjust the headlight intensity to give optimum visibility in varying conditions without disturbing other road users.

The Audi A6 is now available to order from Audi Bury St Edmunds, prices start from 30,145 for the 2.0 litre TDI model. The all LED headlight upgrade costs an additional 2,710.

Music Science Fair Projects

Music Science Fair Projects

Music Science Fair Projects

Students and adults alike might be surprised that an interest in music and participation in a science fair can be combined. Music science fair projects are some of the most interesting demonstrations at the school event. Most people enjoy some style of music in their car, at home, with a personal music player, in a band, or at concert. Many people enjoy singing in a choir. What all these venues have in common is obviously music. What most participants do not realize is that there is science at work in every note they play, sing or hear! Music science fair projects offer the students and the visitors to the event to learn completely new concepts of science as they relate to music. Many of these people will leave the event with a deeper level of understanding of and appreciation for the magical science that is music!

Music science fair projects are chosen by students who have a love of the universal language that we all call music. The most creative students will choose music science fair projects to investigate the various topics surrounding the production and enjoyment of music. The first category of music science fair projects will focus on different ways to produce the tones that human being consider musical. This may include an investigation of the sounds of music from different cultures. Included in this are the unique instruments found around the world. Additionally, this may investigate the rhythms that different cultures gravitate toward. These types of music science fair projects will also demonstrate the creativity of students as they develop their own mechanisms for making musical tones. The most popular of these are crystal containers filled with various depths of water.

The other group of students presenting music science fair projects may focus on the effects that music has on people. Instead of examining the instruments, these students will explore the old adage that music hath charms to sooth the savage breast. There are still research studies being conducted on the soothing effects of music on various demographics of people as well as different animal and plant life. These students who present demonstrations and research findings on this data also increase everyones understanding and appreciation for the universal language of music.

Pre Health Science Program Prepares Students For College Level Courses

Pre Health Science Program Prepares Students For College Level Courses

Become a successful Nurse or Pharmaceutical Technician by taking preparatory courses to ensure that you have the credentials to excel in your studies. More complex than courses after high school, college courses in pre health programs can help students transition easily into advanced health programs. Centennial College is rewarding students with an Ontario College Certificate from its Pre-Health (6815) program at the Ashtonbee campus. This connects seamlessly with the college’s Practical Nursing and Pharmacy Technician programs, with some courses available for transfer credits.

Under the School of Advancement, Centennial’s pre-health science program combines biology, chemistry, mathematics, and computers into a year’s program for high school graduates, new college students, and those who are wishing to pursue a new career in healthcare. It is a good introduction to the foundations that are neededfor students to fully understand advanced concepts and complete mathematical calculations in the field. Here are some program expectations:

– Biology concepts will be explored, including various biological mechanisms and their processes
– An understanding of the periodic table and the quantum mechanical model of the atom
– Computer course specifically targeted to healthcare professionals, where students will learn Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint to create healthcare analysis, calculations, reports, and presentations
– Introduction to developmental psychology, emphasizing on the biological, psychological and sociocultural aspects of human development
– Knowledge and understanding of anatomical terminologies and fundamentals of human physiology, in preparation for the anatomy and physiology courses in the Nursing and Pharmaceutical Technician programs

Students need not be alarmed by the large amount of information learned in this program. It covers a wide range of subjects, but they are also targeted for a career in the healthcare sector, especially in nursing and pharmaceuticals. It is best to learn the basic principles, before advancing to higher course levels without the foundations to support your learning. This program is not about memorization, but it is about comprehending the concepts and having the ability to apply them in practical settings.

Program enrolment requirements are outlined below:

– Firstly, students must meet the eligibility requirements, which is to pass high school and obtain a secondary diploma or equivalent standing such as a mature student status.
– Although this is a preparatory program, students must still obtain certain academic requirements to be able to comprehend the college level of learning. Minimum grades in English and Math in senior high school years must be achieved.
– Centennial College admissions testing in English and Math may still be required.

Centennial College teaches all its students with the knowledge for a career life and how to apply those teachings in work environments. The pre health program follows the Centennial’s way of teaching and brings students into the college-level. Graduates are eligible to enter move forward in their career path as Nursing students and Pharmaceutical Technician Students at the School of Community and Health Studies at Morningside campus.