[Offtopic] 'Water down the plughole' international experiment

Roland Gesthuizen rgesthuizen at gmail.com
Mon Aug 18 00:22:34 EST 2008

Had to share this with you .. sounds like fun and beats slapping fish to
help teach science. :-)

Regards Roland

From: Nigel Bowen <scorpionuk at hotmail.com>
> Date: 2008/8/9
> Subject: [Oz-teachers] 'Water down the plughole' international experiment
> To: oz-teachers at rite.ed.qut.edu.au
> I am a headteacher of science, currently on a teacher exchange from the UK
> to Australia through the League for the Exchange of Commonwealth Teachers
> (LECT - www.lect.org.uk).
> I am trying to involve our students as much as possible in the exchange
> (short of actually getting them to come to Australia!) so, in partnership
> with NESTA (National Endowment for Science Technology and the Arts<http://www.nesta.org.uk/>)
> in the UK who run a website called Planet Science, I have set up an
> international experiment to find out:
> Does water really go down the plughole the opposite way on the other side
> of the world?
> This has never been done before on such a large scale…and we need your
> help! Please could you let any science teachers in your schools know about
> this experiment - full details of how to go about the experiment, and how to
> record the results online, can be found at:
> http://www.planet-science.com/outthere/plughole/
> The results will be analysed and published at the end of the year
> (December).
> Thanks!
> Nigel Bowen
> Headteacher of Science
> Cootamundra High School
> Cootamundra
> Australia

Roland Gesthuizen - ICT Coordinator - Westall Secondary College

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change
the world; indeed it is the only thing that ever has." --Margaret Mead
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