Posts under ‘Environment’

What does your community need?

This invention is incredibly cool. When can I get a hand-held version? This article and the invention about which it was written could stimulate discussion and group activity related to how science might improve one’s own community. “Given unlimited X, how could you improve Y.” Such a discussion might start with a brainstorm of the […]

Global warming discussion

This article could provide the basis for somewhat of a provocative discussion on what one is willing to sacrifice for the sake of helping the environment. Print Story: Polluting pets: the devastating impact of man’s best friend – Yahoo! News Polluting pets: the devastating impact of man’s best friendby Isabelle Toussaint and Jurgen Hecker Isabelle […]

Environment and behavior

This is an excellent article for even an intermediate class, and given the amount of litter and general disregard for the environment in Taiwan, it would be particularly relevant here. It might be fun to ask students to devise their own experiment in an attempt to replicate some of the results below. This article also […]

How long can one shift the blame?

Yet another melamine story. Poison food ingredients have been coming out of China for so long now, and it has been so well documented, that at some point we have to lay as much blame on the people who buy this crap as we do on the people who sell it. And in this case, […]

Take 3 pictures, get 300NT

It will be interesting to see how this works out. I’m not quite sure how I feel about it. Granted, when I see a motorcycle spewing the crud of 10 vehicles into the air, I wish somebody would do something, but I’m not sure I want to see everybody given the role of law enforcer. […]