As the year 1905 began, Albert Einstein faced life as a “failed” academic. Yet within the next twelve months, he would publish four extraordinary papers, each on a different topic, that were destined to radically transform our understanding of the universe. (5:15 min.)

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I’m an electrician working on various construction sites. I work with other electricians as well as with other trades people on the job site. My day to day involves installing the wires that will be the electrical circuit to which various devices will be connected. I have to read blueprints and often have to troubleshoot to solve problems that arise in the workplace.

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The large waves created by earthquakes under the sea floor destroy thousands of lives and livelihoods each year, but we know very little about how these massive walls of water behave. (2:56 min.)

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There is a lot of scientific information available in the media, especially online. It can be hard to decide if you should take what you read at face value.

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This three-part strategy provides students with time to process information and then demonstrate their learning. This is a small group activity.

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Let's Talk Cancer at Queen's University is a FREE one-day event for Grade 11 and 12 students hosted by Let's Talk Science at Queen's University and the Canadian Cancer Society’s Research Information Outreach Team (RIOT).

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In 1997, Brazilian football player Roberto Carlos setup for a 35 meter free kick with no direct line to the goal. Carlos’s shot sent the ball flying wide of the players, but just before going out of bounds it hooked to the left and soared into the net. How did he do it? (3:32 min.)

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I use animation and graphics to help explain science to people.

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Let’s Talk Science at UBC is hosting a one day high-school science symposium on the topic of Bio-Engineering filled with a keynote speaker, workshops and a question and answer panel.

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This strategy helps students develop their thinking processes while providing students with a sense of control and a higher sense of their academic ability. This is a small group activity.

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