Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Happy Mole Day!

To celebrate Mole Day I'm having a 1 day sale in my store, 20% off everything. Grab yourself a bargain!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

There is no pink light

I love this! There is no such thing as pink (or minus green) light, it's just our brains playing tricks again.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Your flexible friend - The Brain

There are a few home truths. And this is one of them. I'll be showing this short video to as many students as I can in the coming weeks. Partly to motivate them. And partly to impart the truth that learning takes practice and that intelligence isn't set in stone.

And related to this...

Monday, August 18, 2014

300 × 250

We're having a sale! All my products are 20% off. Use the promo code BOOST to get another 10% off. That's a massive saving of 28%!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Ninja Shrimp - The Chuck Norris of the Seas

This is one of the fastest reactions in the animal kingdom. The ninja shrimp can punch at a speed of 50 the water! This is as fast as a bullet leaving a gun. It has the same bite force as a shark.

On top of that it gets it's name from its ability to change colour to suit its environment.

One crazy crustacean.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Periodic Table Bingo on Sale for 1 day!

Hi folks!

As you've been good enough to follow my blog I'm letting you know that I've just uploaded my newest product on Teachers Pay Teachers. It's normally $4.00 but it's only $3.00 for the next 24 hours!

It's bingo like it's never been played before!

30 unique bingo cards
35 elements of the periodic table
5 questions for each element, you choose how easy or difficult to make it!
This is a great game for differentiation.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Products on Sale

Here's a blog from Teachers Tam where half the products are free and the other half are paid. The paid products of course will be on sale Aug 4 and 5. Enjoy!

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Back to School Sale!

Ok so nobody likes to see the holidays come to a close but there is an  upside. All my products are 20% off. Add the promotional code BTS14 and you'll get another 10% off at the checkout, a massive saving of 28%.

Monday, July 7, 2014


It's that time of year again. I'm off on my well earned holidays tomorrow with my family. Back in August with more twists on science! Au revoir!

Saturday, July 5, 2014

NASA makes an Earth Selfie!

For their Earth day celebrations NASA put together a mosaic of 36422 selfies from people across the planet.

Here's a youtube clip of some of the people involved. Well played NASA, well played!

Monday, June 23, 2014

Plastination - Arteries in the Human Hand

This is an image I have on my pinterest board. It originally comes from Gunther von Hagens(acid-corrosion cast of the arteries of the adult human hand). Students love this stuff, must be the gore! Nice to link this with Halloween! Von Hagens is famous for his techniques on plastination of human tissue. He has also appeared on British tv performing the first public autopsies in over 100 years.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

A foldable for the heart!

This is a foldable I've designed for my upcoming product on the circulatory system. It's a new take on (for me) an old idea. When I was young one of the things we did was make these paper foldables. We put numbers on the outside and peoples names on the inside and voila you knew who you were going to marry! So I decided to make one for the heart (get the nifty transition there?). The outside flaps have general information on the heart. The inside flaps have questions and the answers are written inside the flap. Inside there's a diagram of the heart. Hope you like them!

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Rotating Moon from LRO

Using imagery collected by its Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, NASA created this gobstopping video of the Moon rotating 360° about its axis.

Pitch tar drop finally falls!

Here's what's probably the longest running experiment in the world, right here in sunny Ireland! In 1944, physicists at Trinity College Dublin set up an experiment to demonstrate that, firm and stable appearances aside, tar pitch is, in fact, a liquid. The pitch-drop experiment was born. Tar pitch is the material used to coat roofs and pave roads. If you hit it with a hammer, it shatters like a solid. But it’s actually a liquid. It even flows like a liquid. It just does it very, very, very slowly. Finally, after 69 years, the tar pitch dropped! According to Nature, the Trinity College team has estimated the viscosity of the pitch “in the region of 2 million times more viscous than honey, or 20-billion times the viscosity of water.”

First Post!

This is as the title suggest my first post on here. So let me introduce myself (short version). I'm a very enthusiastic science teacher. I like to think that comes across in my lessons. I love science and I'm eager to share that with my students and any passers-by. I am continually amazed and in wonder at the beautiful world around us. The more I learn the more grateful I am. I've been a teacher for 20 years now and I love it. Hope you enjoy the blog! All the best