RMIT open day

We started Science Week by going to the RMIT Open Day.

It was excellent. I hadn’t realised the range of displays and demonstrations they have. Athough it is targetted at students enrolling next year it was interesting and inspiring for a much younger student.

Freakonomics

This is a very interesting book which takes a very different look at Economics.

Freakonomics is a book that will change the way you look at the world. It is not like an ordinary non-fiction book, it’s full of quirky facts and seemingly illogical truths. For example; which is more dangerous, a house with a pool or a house with a gun? In Freakonomics you’ll for everything from what schoolteachers and sumo wrestlers have in common to why drug dealers still live with their mums.”

Freakonomics : A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything

The authors have a website http://www.freakonomics.com/ which has some updated information, reviews and a link to a student guide. The student guide provides an interesting way to have a second look at the book. There is also a teachers guide available if you apply for a userid/password from the Harper Academic website.