Category Archives: Curiosity corner

Welcome back

The start of a new semester, and just so you have something to look forward to, the end of term is September 20. The next Toronto field day is this week.

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Lunchtime tutorials

We regret to advise that the lunchtime tutorials offered previously must be discontinued. This is a consequence of the reduction to the section’s budget as part of the overall financial tightening across all of TAFE by the State Government. If … Continue reading

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Chemistry – the central science!

You might like to have a look at this youtube video. www.youtube.com/user/IYC2011Australia?feature=mhum Now you know that you’re studying the right stuff! Ann  

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Luck

If you think you are lucky just to have got to the end of Term 1, look at these. Some are funny (my personal favourite is the bank robbery at 1.20) some, especially the car crashes quite shocking, and the … Continue reading

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Happy birthday, Herr Bunsen

If you use Google today, you will see that the heading image is a collection of laboratory items made to spell out the word Google (though if you didn’t know that, you might be struggling to see it). This is … Continue reading

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Definitely don’t try this at home

Back to some “serious” science in Curiosity Corner. Top Gear’s Richard Hammond in school science mode (BBC TV’s Braniac). Just don’t expect Lara or Judy to repeat this for you.  

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The fun theory

How about this for an exercise in psychology? How to make everyday things that are good for you more fun, and therefore, make you more likely to do them? If you like this one, there are a few others at … Continue reading

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Warning! Danger ahead!

Taking us even further away from the serious world of science, here are some actual warnings from real instruction manuals. For this first list, it is hopefully not too cruel to say that if the user of the device really … Continue reading

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Don’t try this at home!

You may have heard of the Darwin Awards – they are mock prizes given posthumously to people who have removed themselves from the overall gene pool and in doing so, improved the quality of the remainder: in other words, people … Continue reading

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Curiosity corner

The first in an irregular, but hopefully ongoing series which will feature “interesting/amusing/out of the ordinary” stories (well at least I will think them so) or puzzles, so this site isn’t just for serious coursework stuff. The first is a … Continue reading

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