Do you teach chemistry? Need some ideas or stimuli to get some juicy classroom discussions going? Well here goes!
Jennifer, one of our readers, pointed us in the direction of this brilliant resource: 15 Amazing TED Talks for Chemistry Geeks.
Chemistry is beautiful
From synthetic life to bacterial communication to the science of breadmaking, this is a great collection of fascinating and informative lectures from the TED conferences. Use them in your classroom to hook in/inform your students (or get them to watch the film at home before the lesson, as they are 15-20 minutes long).
Thanks for the fantastic tip Jennifer! And to the rest of you out there- if there is something wonderful you come across (a useful resource, an event, a great idea), we’d love to help spread the word- do drop us a line
Want some inspiration for a classroom discussion around the science of happiness? With its potential to explore neuroscience, chemical messengers, bio-synthesis, diet and lifestyle, this could be a great cross-curricular topic to engage your students.
Brain synapses- are they happy?
Here’s a few ways you could get some ideas. First off, check out this fab Punk Science film, where Dan and Jon go head to head with serotonin.
Next, head over to the Science Museum for our Lates this Wednesday 23rd February, and spend a fun evening exploring things that will make you glad, including a live Punk Science show, speed dating, and our fantastic cockroach tour- guaranteed to improve your sense of well-being.
Finally, get some more background on the chemistry of a happy brain, and ask your students if happiness can be viral
Enjoy, and happy (pun intended) talking!