Jessica, who saw my TEDx talk about how fat is metabolised to CO₂ and H₂O, wanted to know if the CO₂ in carbonated water can make you fat. The short answer is, no, but because this is such a frequently asked question, I penned her the long answer, too. Like Jessica, you probably knew most … Continue reading Can the CO₂ in sparkling water make you fat?
Hello there my carbon-based friends, Well what a fantastic crowd you were this morning! Thank you for making me feel so welcome... and how brilliant was that Welcome to Country and super-charged introduction by Julie? Superb. As promised, here are the links to all the bits and pieces I spoke about. For those of you … Continue reading #SPARKING CURIOSITY: Queensland Early Education and Care Conference
Dear NSW Public School STEM teachers, Thank you all again for the invitation to speak at the 2017 NSW Public Schools STEM Symposium! I hope you all made it home safely in the crazy weather. Here are the links to the websites, apps, and demonstrations from my presentation. I hope they will serve as the seeds to many exciting, mind-blowing lessons for … Continue reading NSW Public Schools #STEM Symposium
Only one rule matters in weight loss. You need to eat 32,000 kilojoules less than your body expends for every kilogram you want to lose (7700 calories). The science behind this rock-solid fact of nature is more than half a century old but there is growing army of intelligent people who don't believe it because they don't understand how it works. The reason for … Continue reading Where do kilojoules and calories go?
Dear #scimathconf2016, Thank you for the opportunity to spread some of my unbridled enthusiasm for STEM education and evidence-based optimism for the future with you. As promised, here are the links to peer-reviewed papers and further reading to cheer you up about the future and being a teacher in a 2016. Introduction When somebody loses weight, where does the fat go? The BMJ paper published 16 … Continue reading #SciMathConf2016
Dear #ECTC2016 Teachers, Thank you so much for giving me the opportunity to share some of my unbridled, evidence-based optimism for the future with you. Life really is great. Kids love it... which is why they're so much fun to work with. I hope you enjoy your daily dose of their boundless enthusiasm, their intense … Continue reading
Dear Gosford City Learning Community, Thank you all again for the privilege of letting me share my enthusiasm for #STEM, optimism for the future and appreciation for Australia's free public education system with you as we prepare to launch into Term 3, 2016. Wishing you all a very happy and fantastically productive Education Week, Book Week, National Science Week. Keep smiling and bye … Continue reading Gosford City Learning Community
Dear IGS Sydney, Thank you so much for your giving me such a warm welcome and for a fun morning sharing some optimistic yet realistic positivity and passion for teaching and learning. It was an absolute pleasure to join you for your first day back after the holidays and I look forward to hearing about … Continue reading IGSSyd INCITE!
Dear STEMSummit2016 teachers, principals, labbies STEM lovers, Thank you very much for the incredible privilege and amazing opportunity to share a little bit of my excitement with all 750+ of you. I cannot wait to see what you do next and how things are going to change for learners in the Mt Gambier region. As promised, here are the links to the topics … Continue reading Mt Gambier STEMSummit2016
Dear #IT 2015'ers, Thank you again for letting me shower you with the evidence for feeling chirpy in 2015. As promised, here are all the links to everything I mentioned and discussed and gabbled on about. Have a cracker couple of days and don't forget to get onto that sand and dip your feet … Continue reading IT 2015 – Coffs Harbour