students

YouTube – A Vision of Students Today

Came across this before but was reminded of it by Ian Yorstan’s del.icio.us favourites.
As Ian writes:

A short video summarizing some of the most important characteristics of students today – how they learn, what they need to learn, their goals, hopes, dreams, what their lives will be like, and what kinds of changes they will experience in their lifetime.

To which I would like to add: ‘and how out of date our education system is’.

Here’s another nice resource for an ethics class. It’s about the death penalty:

Nice project for Scifest

Here’s another nice idea for generating electricity; ideal for Scifest or Young Scientist project if only to investigate its feasability.

The students’ test case . . . was a prototype stool that exploits the passive act of sitting to generate power. The weight of the body on the seat causes a flywheel to spin, which powers a dynamo that, in turn, lights four LEDs.

“People tended to be delighted by sitting on the stool and would get up and down repeatedly,” recalls Graham.

The Crowd Farm is not intended for home use. According to Graham and Jusczyk, a single human step can only power two 60W light bulbs for one flickering second. But get a crowd in motion, multiply that single step by 28,527 steps, for example, and the result is enough energy to power a moving train for one second. “

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