Science Tutor Tips: Thinking about problem-solving

Sometimes a science tutor has to remember not to just give away the answers. Last week someone asked me what would happen to oxygen in a jar in outer space. I answered on the FaceBook page for Science Tutor Online, Continue reading Science Tutor Tips: Thinking about problem-solving

Thought Experiments: How to think like Einstein

“Imagination is more important than knowledge.”–Albert Einstein You can thank Isaac Newton for inventing calculus. Or not. But think of what you can do once you understand how he invented calculus. Here’s a powerful mind trick that great scientists have been using Continue reading Thought Experiments: How to think like Einstein

The Chemistry of Water 2

If I had to pick a single molecule that was the most important on earth, I would probably choose the water molecule. Last week I created the first video on the bipolar aspect of water. Its ability to readily form Continue reading The Chemistry of Water 2

How to Find Extraterrestrial Life

“All these worlds are yours, except Europa. Make no landings there.” –Arthur C. Clarke, 2010: A Space Odyssey   It sounds like the beginning of a weird joke. A geologist and a disgruntled English major-turned-physicist go into a bar. And Continue reading How to Find Extraterrestrial Life

How to study science: How long should you study?

Want to really know how to study science? Lauren was studying physics while she prepared herself for the AP Biology exam. She was also learning how to play guitar and she practiced a martial art. When she got home from Continue reading How to study science: How long should you study?