Can that be real?

When reading a news post on the web, I often have occasion to ask myself "Can that be real?" or "Is this true?" and I'm often thinking about the image accompanying the post (as well as the post itself). "Can that be real?" can have two meanings - does this image come from the context the text describes, and/or has it been "photoshopped" - altered in some way. Luke Winkie has written a very informative post about 3 easy ways to tell if a ...

The IB Learner Profile (1) – Inquirers

Yesterdays posting introduced the IB learner profile and over the next 10 or so postings I will aim to focus of each aspect of the learner profile with respect to Chemistry. It is a useful activity and one that you may wish to carry out with your students. In what ways are Chemists inquirers? Well, a nice easy one to start with. We ask questions about the world both seen and unseen. We have a natural curiosity about the world. Why do ...