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Thu, Apr 10, 2014 by Brad McCabe
Happy National Volunteer Week! Youth Science Canada wants to celebrate National Volunteer Week by thanking all of our wonderful and dedicated volunteers. Without their incredible support, Youth Science Canada would not be able deliver on its mission to engage Canadian youth in scientific discovery. Read more
Thu, Sep 27, 2012 by Reni Barlow
As executive director of Canada's leading organization engaging youth in inquiry and investigation through science and technology, I was pleased to read in today's report from the Council of Canadian Academies that Canada's scientific enterprise is ranked fourth in the world, after the USA, UK, and Germany, by leading international scientists. Read more
Tue, Sep 18, 2012 by Dominic Tremblay
Chris Hadfield to Perform Winning Experiment in Space. Read more
Thu, Mar 22, 2012 by Eric Ma
Deadline: Extended to May 4th, 2012 Read more
Tue, Dec 13, 2011 by Mike Newnham
Science in School is a European journal to promote inspiring science teaching. It covers not only biology, physics and chemistry, but also earth sciences, engineering and medicine. Read more
Tue, Nov 29, 2011 by Martin A
Hi, I'm Martin Adebayo, a Grade 11 student at a High School in Southern Ontario. For the last few days I've been working on my innovation project for my chemistry class at school. My idea is a stationary fuel cell to power people's homes and buildings. Read more
Fri, Oct 7, 2011 by Mike Newnham
Inquiry-based science instruction—what is it and does it matter? Results from a research synthesis years 1984 to 2002. This was published in the Journal of Research in Science Teaching(JRST), and was the most accessed article in JRST in 2010. Here is the abstract of the research study: Various findings across 138 analyzed studies indicate a clear, positive trend favouring inquiry-based instructional practices, particularly instruction that emphasizes student active thinking and drawing conclusions from data. Teaching strategies that actively engage students in the learning process through scientific investigations are more likely to increase conceptual understanding than are strategiesthat rely on more passive techniques, which are often necessary in the current standardized-assessment laden educational environment. Article - PDF Read more

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