Ask Prof Ron 30-03-12 (1300 questions answered at an average of over 9.0 questions per day). Approximately 60% the data is being analysed and so far the trends are as follows.
Career guidance is a growing concern as the demand for information is increasing.
The following is an interesting exchange that has taken place regarding elephants - Do they conceive or do they lay eggs?
Press Release 29 March 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Tackling Climate Change With STEM Education: “Destination Zero Carbon” Goes Global
Singapore-Initiated Classroom Program Tackles Climate Change by Building a Global Green-Tech Work Force
Program Expected to Involve over 20 Countries and 30 million Students Within the Next 10 years
Some interesting questions from the past two weeks. There was a brief interruption due to SciFest activities in Grahamstown. This resulted in an interesting statement:
No plz try atleast to find sm1 who wil b in place of PROF RON ths is too much nt jst few days plz guys
Other questions included:
Two of the 1194 interesting questions answered so far. These cropped up this week:
Destination Zero Carbon makes an impact at SciFest 2012.
Thanks to DZC Singapore three Hydrogen Fuel Cell 1:10 scale cars made an appearance at SciFest with intense interest being shown from learners, educators, parents and the general public. Seeing is believing where observers were silenced by the sight of electrolysis of water being used to generate hydrogen for fuel cells to power the cars. The challenge is to reach 1 000 000 learners in South Africa in a 10 year period allowing learners from a wide variety of schools to experience career changing opportunities through the use of green technologies. The project is more about the development of human capital rather than simply racing these attention grabbing cars. Watch this space.