Video PUBLISHED: 08:02 02 October 2018 | UPDATED: 08:02 02 October 2018 Will Jefford Explorify Event at Sidegate Primary School. Kids at Sidegate Primary School take part in fun science activities with Bafta award-winning TV presenter Maddie Moate to celebrate the school’s success in science education with Wellcome Trust Picture: RACHEL EDGE Archant TV star Maddie Moate swapped the studio for the classroom to join children at an Ipswich primary school in a special science lesson. The Bafta award-winning presenter, who presents the CBeebies series Do You Know, visited Sidegate Primary School as part of a nationwide tour promoting Explorify, a primary school science teaching project.She said: “Children are natural scientists. “Science at its essence is observing the world around you and just asking why. “Children do that naturally but I think it’s very easy for science lessons and teaching to feel overwhelming, especially … [Read more...] about Watch famous face join delighted primary school pupils for ‘mind-blowing’ science experiment
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It’s easy to get your kids engaged with STEM – they won’t even know they are doing it, writes Dr Naomi LavelleNow the kids are nearly back to school, parents are thinking again about the academic world. It’s easy to engage your kids with STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths). In fact, it’s so much fun they won’t even realise they are learning.1. QUESTIONS, QUESTIONS AND MORE QUESTIONSWe are all born natural scientists; anyone who has ever spent an hour or two with a child will realise that they have questioning minds, always wondering how, why and what if. These questions can be never-ending and sometimes a little exhausting but they are a great way to encourage and maintain that curiosity.Of course you don’t always have to answer each of your child’s questions; sometimes you can encourage them even more by helping them work out the answer for themselves. So next time you get bombarded with all those questions try … [Read more...] about Finding the fun in science: How to get your kids interested in STEM
ISTANBUL The failure of antitrust moves on both sides of the Atlantic causes less technological diversity, according to Daron Acemoğlu, Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. “My concern is that the domination of large companies implies not just higher prices for consumers but significantly affects the types of technologies that get developed,” the co-author of “Why Nations Fail” told Başlangıç Noktası, a Turkish internet portal. Below is an abridged version of the interview with the academic. BN: Certain arguments about breaking up big-tech-companies have arisen; what would the implications of such an action be? Do you agree with the fact that at the platform level, competition confronts the existence of large returns to scale and/or network externalities, leading to natural monopoly situations and a winner-take-all scenario? What kind of problems do governments face as we are going into the era of mega-companies? … [Read more...] about Failure of antitrust hurting technological diversity: Daron Acemoğlu
THE Great Exhibition of the North - the largest event taking place in England this year - is already a huge hit with its amazing exhibits, live performances, new artworks and innovations and some truly unforgettable experiences over 80 days. It is an unbeatable showcase for the way we do things here, and with the whole country looking in, the Get North! Family Expo starts this weekend at St. James’ Park. Expect endless inventing, crafting, making, experimenting and tinkering with ideas with experts in the know. And as the event is at Newcastle United in a World Cup year, there will also be some inflatable football activities thrown in at the annual NUFC Family Fun Day, situated on Strawberry Place. Activities are ideal for seven to 14-year-olds but younger children will love them too with a little help from the grown-ups. Stretching over six action-packed days from 10:00 – 16:00, the event kicks off with a weekend of drop-in fun on Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 August. No … [Read more...] about A weekend of pure fun at the Great Exhibition!
Philanthropist Bill Gates and the Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF) co-founder Leonard Lauder have announced a new initiative, Diagnostics Accelerator, to develop novel biomarkers for the early detection of Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. Gates and Lauder provided the initial funding to collaborate with the ADDF to undertake the initiative, and they are joined by a group of other philanthropists, including the Dolby family and the Charles and Helen Schwab Foundation, who share their dedication to combating the rising burden of Alzheimer's disease. "Over the next three years, we will provide more than $30 million in grants to researchers who are working on the most promising and innovative ideas to help diagnose Alzheimer's disease early before the more devastating symptoms occur," Lauder said. In a Gates Notes post published today, Gates explained why he is collaborating with the ADDF to create Diagnostics Accelerator. "Imagine a world where diagnosing … [Read more...] about New Coalition of Philanthropists Including Bill Gates and Leonard Lauder Commit More Than $30 Million to Develop New Tools to Diagnose Alzheimer’s Disease