THE MUSIC OF THE SPHERES
Hunched over your paper, you try to concentrate. This is the worst kind of assignment.
LEARNING TO HEAR
With cochlear implants
Q Where do personal preferences come from? For example, I like hard rock music. Why am I that social outcast who runs screaming into the bathroom at school dances when everyone else is singing along? —Kate, age 13, Ohio
Trevor Cox – Acoustic engineer and Stonehenge researcher
Trevor Cox is a professor of acoustic engineering at the University of Salford in the United Kingdom. He engineers systems to make sound better. And he studies how the structures we build affect the sounds we make inside them.
How Fast Is Sound?
Adolphe Sax – How To Invent An Instrument
The story of the saxophone
The Sounds Of Star Wars
This is the sound design activity you’re looking for.
Courtney Craven – Gamer and disability activist
Craven does presentations worldwide to assist game developers, teachers, writers, and others in making text and images available to people with any disability.
Want to communicate better with kids with hearing loss? Try these tips.
Can You Please Lower Your Voice?
The experience of auditory sensitivity
Hot Dogs in a Hurry DON'T TRY THIS AT HOME
EVERY YEAR IN NEW YORK CITY, PEOPLE ENTER A CONTEST TO SEE HOW MANY HOT DOGS THEY CAN EAT IN 10 MINUTES.
The amazing thing about origami is the enormous number of different objects you can make by folding a square sheet of paper.
The Real-Life: BATMAN
HOW ONE PERSON SEES THROUGH SOUND
DO YOU HAVE ESP?
MAKE YOUR OWN ZENER CARD DECK AND FIND OUT!
SHOULD PEOPLE BECOME CYBORGS?
IN THE MARVEL COMICS AND MOVIES, billionaire Tony Stark dons a red and gold suit and becomes Iron Man.
E. PAUL ZEHR
BRAIN SCIENTIST, AUTHOR, SUPERHERO ENTHUSIAST
Life in the clear
THE SECRET TO BEING (ALMOST) INVISIBLE
Amazing Powers Of The Mind
What happens when scientists study psychic abilities?
A moth’s costume lets it hide in plain sight.
Tales for Sails
COULD DOGS BE A READER’S BEST FRIEND?
NICOLE PATTON-TERRY READING RESEARCHER
Nicole Patton-Terry loves helping kids learn to read. She is associate director of the Florida Center for Reading Research at the Florida State University. Patton-Terry works on teams with researchers, students, teachers, designers, parents, and community members. Together they study reading and develop tools that help children read.
READING THEIR WORLD
Before reading the words
A FUNNY THING HAPPENS
HOW JOKES AND WORDPLAY REVEAL THE INNER WORKINGS OF OUR READING MINDS
One reason a smart person may still struggle to read
A New Way to See BRAILLE
Remarkable discoveries are turning brain science on its head.
The true story of a young scientist: BOY NATURALIST
“Be a hunter and explorer.” This is the advice, says world-renowned entomologist E.O. Wilson in his 1994 autobiography, Naturalist, that he gives to his science students. “If you have the will, there is a discipline in which you can succeed.”
More faces, more fun?
EDWARD O. WILSON
BIOLOGIST, NATURALIST, AUTHOR, SCIENCE PIONEER