Author Archives: Clay Simpkins

Activites for Complementary Events and Probability Venn Diagrams

Hey all Thought I would post my Maths Middle Years assignment. I did complementary events and Venn Diagrams that were focused on Year 8s. There are student misconceptions for both activities. Both activities have step-by-step instructions for the teachers and … Continue reading

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An easy activity to show how plate tectonics interact

Plate tectonics allow the top layer of the earth (the lithosphere) to move, resulting the land formations and current oceans that we have today. There are numerous ways in which you could display how plate tectonics interact. However, I think … Continue reading

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What happens to water in space?

The amazing thing about water (and when you think about it any substance) is the way it ‘behaves’ under different scenarios. For example, it can be a solid, liquid or gas – dependent in how much energy has effected the … Continue reading

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NASA discovers three Earth-like planets; could host life ~ Digital Journal

New earth like planets you say. Imagine if they contain life – and we are looking at them and they are looking at us. Freaky, huh?

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Extreme weather set to get worse

2011 – 220 scientists – experts in the field of global climate – conclude that extreme weather is increasing – heatwaves to become more damaging – intense rainfall to become…well….more intense. Not good news for Australia – especially considering that … Continue reading

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A map of the stars

We all know that there are billions of stars in the universe. In fact, there are approximately 200-400 billion stars within our won galaxy. But have you ever wondered about the stars within our local star group? Or what they … Continue reading

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Star profile: Betelgeuse

Originally posted on phoenixsic:
by Chris Phoenix Clarke Betelgeuse (pronounced ‘betel-jers’) is a red supergiant star around 640 light years away in the constellation of Orion. It is nearly 1000 times larger than the Sun and 20 times more massive; it’s…

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