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.
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.”
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.
We have been working our way through an excellent introduction to chemistry – Mastering Chemistry by Peter Riley. It is very clearly presented and has questions in each section to check that you have understood the topic being covered.
We got ours from the Mornington Peninsula Library. It is also available from Amazon:
Mastering Chemistry by Peter Riley. (the cover is from an earlier edition).