Crowdrise Holiday Challenge:…Teach a Man to Fish…

The NGO I am one of the Directors at is running a fundraising campaign. Here are the details:

Establishing a Social Business for Education project to provide sustainable free, quality education in rural Nepal.

Coming from a low socioeconomic background …

Why Discrepant Events?

I have described elsewhere why I use discrepant events, or, what in my own classes, I call Magic Show. Here are some more links on the subject and some discrepant events.

  1. Motivational Power of Science Discrepant Events: A University professor’s

Intro & Contents: IBDP Chemistry Discrepant Events

While what I do with my students is described below, any IBDP chemistry student may find these discrepant events useful.

Often at the beginning of a topic, students will either observe a demonstration or watch a video or be given a description of a discrepant …

Intro & Contents: MYP 4-5 Discrepant Events

While what I do with my students is described below, any science student may find these discrepant events useful.

Often at the beginning of a topic, students will either observe a demonstration or watch a video or be given a description of a discrepant event. These …

Intro & Contents: MYP 2-3 Puzzlers

For students, The Puzzler is a weekly challenging, critical thinking skills question that should keep you on your toes and thinking. They are thought provoking and based on either real-life situations I, or others, have come across, or they come …

Intro & Contents: IGCSE Chemistry Discrepant Events

Often at the beginning of a topic, students either observe a demonstration or watch a video or are given a description of a discrepant event.  After sufficient materials have been covered, they are challenged to explain it.

However, unlike in MYP science, their write-ups aren’t graded according to …

Update on Progress

I changed the theme the other day and thought it might be a good idea at this point to provide some more information on the content. The static contents of the blog are almost complete.

Education Philosophy describes just that.…

Science Blog…Here I Come!

This blog supplements resources on my own homepage.

The materials here are really resources for IGCSE Chemistry, MYP Science and IB Diploma Chemistry students. However, they could be useful to others as well.

These resources are essentially enrichment problems. …