Do you think there were Caveman geniuses?
Carl the Caveman was an idea I came up with on a girls trip! So random...- I knew the standard but I wanted to come up with an intriguing way to discuss why weather forecasting is important.
Then Carl the Caveman was born. Carl is one of the smarter caveman and has noticed the patterns of weather. His tribe? Not so much...
This is my second favorite story and I am going to do a live reading of it on Friday. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Tag a teacher friend who could use lesson plans and worksheets for weather forecasting! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
🔦📝 @forbidden.snacks. Acrylamide is the simplest unsaturated organic amide, classified as an extremely hazardous substance. It is an odorless white crystalline solid produced via hydrolysis of acrylonitrile. Acrylamide primarily serves as a monomer for various water-absorbent polymers referred to as polyacrylamide. Cross-linked polyacrylamide is highly porous and is employed in all biological laboratories for separation of biomolecules. When electric current is applied to a thin slab of polyacrylamide with samples of DNA or proteins at one end, the molecules migrate to the other end at differing speeds and are resolved into bands. Larger molecules travel more slowly since they are hindered by the porous network. This technique is called polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis or PAGE. Linear co-polymers of acrylamide are used as flocculating agents in water treatment. In the process of flocculation, water with dispersed particles is treated with a substance that helps these contaminants to clump together and fall out of solution. Unpolymerized acrylamide is a cumulative neurotoxin -- symptoms of severe poisoning include numbness, hallucinations, excessive sweating, unsteady gait, and muscular wasting. Small amounts of acrylamide (<1 mg/kg) arise in fried foods like French fries due to a pyrolysis reaction between sugars and the amino acid asparagine. This started a public health controversy because acrylamide was shown to cause cancer in mice and to be present in cigarettes. However there is yet no conclusive study linking it to cancer in humans. For acute toxicity of acrylamide, the threshold of exposure is much greater than the average dietary intake. One would have to eat ~35 kg of French fries in a day to absorb a toxic dose! #forbiddensnacks#chemistry#organicchemistry#inorganicchemistry#chemistrylab #chemistry_lab #chemistrylife#chemistrylifestyle#chemistryfun#chemistryisfun#chemistrylove#chemistrylovers#chemistrydaily#chemistrynotes#chemistryeducation#quimica#chemie#science#chemical#chemicals#molecule#molecules#moleculeoftheday#acrylamide#polyacrylamide#sdspage#biochemistry#molecularbiology#molbio
Storyboarding when making a presentation! .
I promised a while ago that I would explain how I make my slides for talks and try to tell a story using the storyboarding technique so here it is!
I believe that what makes a good presentation is the story that is told! You want to grab people’s attention, pull them in and keep them there with you the whole way. Think of a good movie you’ve seen, were you captivated early on? Did you stay captivated wanting to know what came next the whole time? Yep! That’s a good story! Try to do the same thing when you’re presenting your work!
Storyboarding is something they do when making films, and is really just a way of stitching a story together from start to finish. Using this technique allows you to think and visualize the flow of your presentation and the overall message you want to convey. .
Start by asking yourself what the main message you want to convey is. Write this down. Now write down the all key points that support this message, no matter how big or how small, and write each of these on a separate bit of paper or PowerPoint slide.
Arrange each of these points into a logical order that tells a story. If it works well for your mind, sketch out what you want to actually show on the slide. .
Look at the gaps in between each of the panels you have and think about flow. How do you go from one to the next. The importance of transitions in presentations is underrated. Good transitions can make a presentation!
Put together the slides and practice! Sometimes planning something on paper doesn’t quote translate when it’s read out loud or presented, so practicing will show you where things should be adjusted. .
Make those adjustments and then keep tweaking things and improving your flow and story until it’s how you like and then practice practice practice! .
This technique is super easy and perhaps obvious. But some people probably don’t think to do it this way, and it makes the story part of the science come together a lot more readily. .
Good luck with your talks!
The Bunsen Berner The Science Dog Stuffie prototype has arrived! We are so close to getting this thing to mass production!
It’s fuzzy and adorable!!! The eyes are EXACTLY like Bunsen’s kind eyes.
We love it!
It will be for sale in late August/September!!!
Zero waste is a set of principles one follows that enables them to be conscious about the waste they produce, and taking action to reduce it.
Zero Waste is a movement, a philosophy that I recently started following a year ago, it's a set of goals that I follow to reduce my waste, and make an effort to advocate for alternative options. Some of my favourite alternatives are, replacing a water bottle for a tumbler, a plastic tooth brush for a bamboo one (although I've learned based on your lifestyle, you may want to look into your dental health history before using one daily), grocery bags with reusable cotton bags etc. All these examples will produce waste in some sort of way, but choose a sustainable option such as plastic vs bamboo allows you to compost bamboo while plastic will pile up onto landfills.
Zero waste is also being aware of your potential impact on this planet, choosing a compostable, recyclable or reusable option allows one to follow this lifestyle. The general option is using a plastic product, its cheaper, more available but as most people know- it's also very toxic to the environment, impactful to every living creature (including you) in a negative way. With this knowledge, we can do so much to change our lifestyle but ultimately we are just consumers, we also have to look into the manufacturers that produce these items and advocate for change.
Zero waste is a lifestyle, philosophy, choice and intention.
Want to know what inspires me? A full glass of red wine? A forgiving SnapChat filter? Well, yes 😊. . . yet mostly, people that are constantly working to improve the health of our beautiful planet + of its inhabitants (i.e. us!).
One such wonderful human is #CleanWarrior Sarah Buscho, co-founder of one of my faves @earthtuface. Loved by Vogue, Harpers + Net-A-Porter (to name a few), this “lean, mean, green, line” is a plant-based 100% natural skincare line, free of toxins or synthetic compounds - and holy-plant-secretions Batman, but do these products work!
I know I say it a lot, but I want to make sure you guys can hear me in the back **shout out to the cheap seats** We are all responsible for giving several shits about what we buy, which businesses we support, and our environmental footprint. Ethical fashion, clean living, clean beauty: these ain’t frivolous pursuits folks!
“When I formulate a product, I want to know that it is responsible to use that plant, not just for the desired treatment effects on our skin, but also for the growing conditions, the harvest, the trade, the planet,” Sarah said.
“When consumers buy from environmentally and socially conscious companies, they are supporting a clean planet. They are allowing companies to make decisions that heal the planet, employ women in leadership roles, and responsibly create everyday personal items. Our packaging, our ingredients, our production and our sustainable sourcing, are all mindfully thought out to ensure we are working and creating in the most responsible and environmentally friendly way. Every part of the cycle matters in the fight for our planet against climate change.”
HEAR HEAR WONDERFUL WOMAN!! What you said + then some!!
So thank you Sarah/@earthtuface for being conscious AND luxurious - and for literally healing my dry AF, jet-lagged skin overnight *poof!*💫 To the rest of you brilliant #ConsciousCitizens, please see the full #CleanWarrior interview via the link in my bio 🤜 P.S. The Coconut Body Butter seen in this pic is my all-time fave. Sooo good! Warning howevs: your dogs will constantly want to eat your thoughtfully marinated coconut + cardamom skin! #puppyapproved 🐶👌
Jump higher and float through the air with this backpack 😨😨😨. The Lunavity is a wearable device concept engineered by students of the University of Toyko. It's designed to let you hop around as if you were on the moon.
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We are history and science nerds. Spent most of the day teaching and learning the ins and outs of #Apollo11. We even went out and #winkatthemoon in honor of #NeilArmstrong. Started the day with a space puzzle, since we are huge #gameschoolers Then listened to #1969 billboard music chart while we made a solar system taco bar (moon tortillas included). Finished with watching #firstmanmovie and looking up any questions we had. #science#NASA#homeschool#lunarlanding
It is our great pleasure to invite you to the next Frogs Victoria event: Thursday 1st August 2019, The Sporting Globe, Richmond.
August’s presenter is Deon Gilbert, Threatened Species Biologist for Zoos Victoria, specialising in herpetofauna. He will present “How to lose ten years of your life”, his story of a decade in Baw Baw Frog recovery.
From 6 pm for dinner and drinks (available for purchase) upstairs – please note that we will not be eligible for the meal specials and have been asked to eat upstairs.
Talk starts about 7:30.
Hope to see you on the 1st of August!
We are hoping to livestream the event, so if you can’t make it, please tune in to our Facebook page from 7:15 pm on the 1st of August.
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Nevada wildlife pics! As much as I loved working with and tracking bats in three different parts of Nevada, I really enjoyed encountering lots of non-bat wildlife as well (something that I hope I'll be able to experience with future work and research!)
Sometimes we stumbled upon them (like the friendly gopher tortoise that walked up to me), and sometimes they found us (like Harry, the trailer woodrat who didnt understand boundaries and crawled on my bed *while* I was trying to sleep, or that lovely rattlesnake that didnt rattle but was in strike position when I discovered him by our trailer steps, less than a meter from our feet!)
Not pictured but also seen: golden eagle, owls, a baby coyote, ground squirrels (who raided our trailer while we were gone and chewed up the furniture and ate dry ramen and rice-a-roni), killer bees, a striped skunk, a family of ringtails😍, swallows, ravens, hummingbird, elk, deer, cows, sheep, mean mean sheepdogs, many other birds, praying mantis, possibly a wolf (we debated whether it was just a big coyote or not), lots of flowers/plants, and a mountain lion watching us from atop a cave at midnight as we watched bats! 👀
Also a bonus pic of me doing telemetry with the best tent-mate and boulder-napping friend ever, @starfocus 😊
Controlling the flow of liquid, gas and sometimes solids, valves have a deceptively simple job. Like an on/off (or dimmer) switch for tangibles, every valve is #designed and built to guide the movement of a specific material.
Industrial valves are used in thousands of products and #systems , from water infrastructure to offshore oil rigs. Since they have such a wide variety of #applications , it naturally follows that valves come in thousands, if not millions, of shapes and sizes. They also run the gamut from simple to highly #complex.
Despite high levels of #variation, most industrial #valves can be broken down into the same basic components: body (or enclosure), #bonnet , #actuator , valve member and #seat.
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if you were wrecked by the last school year but for some reason are super excited for the upcoming one clap your hands: 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 seriously though. i learned so much my last semester, mostly in “things to NOT do next year” that i’m super excited to implement this upcoming year.
for me, working less is going to be such a blessing and i am so freaking excited to have more time to study and enjoy college, because last semester was just... awful.
what’s one takeaway from last semester that taught you how to tackle this semester better?