What should we blog about?

What should we blog about?

April 12, 2018 3 Comments

NATAbots... We need your help!!

Our small business has some big changes going on this year and one thing we really want to do is start a proper blog with regular posts. BUT we don't want to just post anything for the sake of posting... we really want to know what you would love to read about.

PLEASE VOTE! I've popped some topics below. It would really help us if you could vote below with any you like from these topics (even if it's all of them, or even to suggest something we might not have thought of).

A. TRAVEL
interesting big bucket list stuff from our travels in the UK and Earth

B. GIFT IDEAS
out of the box ideas for unique gifts or gift-wrapping - not necessarily NATA stuff, just cool ideas

C. BOOKS
book reviews or monthly book club - only the most interesting/inspiring books for curious adults and young folk

D. SCIENCE NEWS
upcoming astronomical activities, things we've read in the science news world (like the bowhead whale recordings I shared last week)

E. NATA BUSINESS NEWS
things we're currently working on, tips we've picked up along the path of running a small business

F. MAKER INTERVIEWS
quick-fire questions to other small businesses that we love and think you will too

We've set up this mini poll over on our Facebook page but your ongoing comments below will also help us to keep up-to-date on what you'd like to hear about from us.


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Douglas Hainline
Douglas Hainline

December 06, 2019

For me, C,D, F.
A suggestion: why not some gifts that will help GCSE and A-Level students studying Science and Mathematics: tea towels with Newton’s Three Laws of Motion, mugs with the Laws of Thermodynamics, or Maxwell’s Equations, or Prints with the Life-Cycle of a star; Pythagoras Illustrated (I NEVER teach Pythagors as A-squared + B-squared, etc…. first I get them to see, and learn, a picture … how the the squares on the two legs fit into the square on the hypoteneuse. I also do ‘Magic Triangles’ for all the basic laws like the Wave Equation, the definition of Force, the Trig ratios, etc…. all as visual as I can make it. I’ve had mugs done with some basic algebra rules, but you could do them much better. And why not the Periodic Table on a mug, or a tea towel, or a breakfast mat? So the kids can learn ‘in the background’. I can send you my handouts for these things if you like. (A nit-pick: the ‘2’ for hydrogen on your glass half-full product should be a sub-script not a super-script.) Lots of things in biology and chemistry could be turned into visual products — what organ produces what hormone and what effect does it have? LeChatelier’s Principle for reversible reactions …. wave reflection, refraction, diffraction …transverse (pull-them-up) waves, vs longitudinal (bounce-off-them) waves …. constructive vs destructive interference of waves … it’s the best way to teach, getting them to visualize things first … and lots of these concepts lend themselves to merchandisable products… one question: why no T-shirts? And what about aprons? Then advertise like crazy on the TES educational website where teachers post and answer questions, get a table at the annual Assn for Science Education AGM, same for Mathematical Assn and Assn of Teachers of Mathematics …. Best of luck to your imaginative business!

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