Friday, March 16, 2007

Tea Links

So, apparently there is ice on Mars.

Suggested Tea Trivia Question: What percentage of the water once present on Mars is thought to be trapped in its polar ice deposits?
Suggested Tea Discussion Question: The force of gravity on Mars is measured to be about 40% of what it is on earth. How kinky do you imagine Martian sex to be? Also, how cool would it be to make a martini with Martian ice?

There are kids out there making some super totally rad Rube Goldberg Machines. That must be quite a group house.

Suggested Tea Trivia Question: What was the name of the comic strip character created by Rube Goldberg who introduced the world to the now eponymous machines?
Suggested Tea Discussion Question: Discuss what would make a poor excuse for a Rube Goldberg machine. Examples: Breathalyzer, bathroom door opener, etc.


You know what that is? It's a projection of a tesseract. You know what happens when you click on that picture? You will see an ANIMATED projection of a tesseract. My A Wrinkle in Time-loving self is quite happy right now.

Suggested Tea Trivia Question: Name the other three books with A Wrinkle in Time that comprise Madeline L'Engle's Time Quartet
Suggested Tea Discussion Question: Nothing to discuss. We're all too mesmerized by the tesseract.


David Eisner said...

I'm reminded of my seventh grade Earth Science text book.

Suggested Discussion Topics:

Discuss what you and your friends can do to fight Acid Rain.

Ask your Teacher about your local geology. Do you think you would be likely to find sedimentary rock near your school? Why or why not?

Do you think human beings will one day live on the floor of the Sea? Would you like to live on the floor of the Sea? What kind of experiments would you like to perform on the floor of the Sea?

David Eisner said...

P.S. That might truly be the best Rube Goldberg device, ever. Wow.

shannononon said...

That is a rad animation. Holy Bovine Batman! is that cool!

I like watching one bar turn into every other bar... I'm never leaving my house again.