Igniting Your Genius: The Startling Fusion of Creativity, Curiosity, Intellect, Passion, and Awe

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R&L Education, Jan 21, 2002 - Education - 365 pages
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Would you like to ignite the inquisitive nature of your students? Igniting Your Genius is designed to help the learner—of any age—explore their creativity and imagination through original questions. By examining unconsciously held worldviews, students, teachers, and administrators will break out of their reticence to think 'outside of the box.' A resource for all age groups, this reference set is useful for meeting icebreakers, organizational retreats, and any situation demanding an expansion of learning horizons.
 

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Contents

The Unrecognized Treasure
1
Acceleration
25
Aging and Traveling
26
AirHow Much?
27
Air and Deep Beliefs
28
Alchemists Dream
30
AliensProved or Disproved?
31
Always Doing Something?
32
Interstate Highways
199
Itching
200
Jumping People
201
Junk Food
202
Land and Ocean Formations
205
Latitude and Longitude
206
Leap Years
209
Leaves and the Weight of the Earth
210

Analogies
33
Analysis and Synthesis
35
Angers Subsoil
36
Another Way
37
AntarcticaIce and Rain Forests?
38
Antigalaxies
39
Antiparticles
40
Ants and the Rain
41
Apple Corporation Logo Colors
42
As Time Passes By
44
AtomsHow Many Are in the Lake?
45
Atoms and Space
47
Automatic Stuff
48
A Very Big Bang
49
A Part of Life
50
Back to the Future
51
Balls
52
Beloved Dogs
53
Between a Bug and an Insect
55
BiasesNecessary?
56
BigAnimal Stories
57
Big Words
61
Blind Life
62
Blue Moon
63
Bonnie and Clyde Effect
64
Boredom?
65
Brush That Tongue
67
Cadillacs Vision
68
Cant Do It
69
Cars That Are Not Just Cars
70
Cars and Green Lights
71
Chemicals Are Our Friends?
73
ChessCombinations
74
Chess Moves
76
Chicken and the Egg Question
77
CiliaBreaking the Laws of Gravity?
78
Clouds
79
Comets and Blowholes
81
Comfort Zone
82
Common Property?
83
Confabulated Conflated Inflated and Genuine Stories
84
Constellations Askew
87
Contrarian
88
Cool Sunglasses
89
Creating a New Spin?
90
Data Just Data?
91
Defining Moments
92
Degree
93
Diamonds
94
DimensionsHow Many?
95
Discrimination
122
Distances in Space
123
Diversity in Nature and Human Sentiments
124
Down to the Wire
126
Draining Water
127
Dust Bowl
128
EarthIts Weight
129
Earthshine
130
East and West
131
EinsteinE mc2
132
Enemies
133
Energy into Matter
134
Entropy
137
Evolve and Devolve
138
EyeFloating Microorganisms
139
Eyeball Seen Sideways
140
Eyeballing the Eye
141
Face from the Sound
142
Fast at the Equator
143
Figurative Words
144
Fingertip Attraction
145
Fireflies
147
Fish in Most Ponds
150
Flat Earth Flat Universe
152
Floating in School
153
Floating in Space
154
Flying Upside Down
155
Forced Option
156
Forests of North America
157
Four Basic Substances of Life
158
Four SeasonsWhy?
159
From Another Perspective
160
Future Hope
161
Galaxies in Collision
162
Genes and Other Stuff
164
Gentleness in a World That Can Be Harsh
167
Getting Credit
168
Glaciers
169
Globes of a Different Kind
170
GolfThe Greatest Shot in History
172
Good and Bad?
173
Greatest Canyon in the World
174
Greatest Inventions of All Time
175
Growing Up
176
Guns and Butter
177
Hair
178
Hairy Problems
181
Hanging from the Tree
182
Having a Mind for Certain Things
183
Heavy Books
184
Home Sweet Home
185
Hot Love on Ice
186
Hugely Difficult Topics
187
Hungry for Life
188
I Didnt Do It
189
Ice Melting
190
Imply and Infer
191
Impossible Numbers
192
Impulsive Actions
194
Indian Nations
196
Inherited Behaviors
197
Lies Becoming Truth
211
LifeWhat Makes the Difference?
213
Life Without
214
Light Heat and Electrons
215
LightIts Speed
216
Limits
217
Liquids
218
Living Things
219
Longest Street
220
Loves Sweet Mystery
221
Magnetism
222
Maps and Grids Old and New
223
Mask of a Simple Question
224
Masswhat is it?
225
Means and Ends
226
Measuring the Years
227
Memories
228
Metals and Magnets
229
Migrating Animals
230
Minimum Optimum Maximum
231
Missing Air
232
Moon Cycles
233
Morphing
234
Mountain Peaks
236
Moving While Still in How Many Ways?
237
Muscles that Keep Going and Going and Going
238
Mutual Pacts of Civility
239
Mystery Time
240
Nanocarbon Tubes
241
Naughty
242
Necessary and Sufficient
243
Newtons Other Laws
244
Normal and Necessary
245
Number Thirteen
246
Observation and Judgment
249
Octave of Notes
250
Our Biases Make Us Blind
251
Our Own Space
252
Our Perfect Child
253
Outlasting Others
254
Ownership
257
Parents
258
Pathetic and Tragic
259
Peninsulas
260
Playground Questions
261
Popcorns Magic
262
Prejudice and Bias
263
Promise Keeping
264
Quick Carryout Restaurants
265
Radio Waves
266
Rain and Salt
268
Rain Forests
272
Really Basic Needs
273
Reference Points when all Things are Moving
276
Regenerating Something that is Lost
277
RelativityAcceleration Elevator
278
RelativityAcceleration on Moon
279
RelativitySpeed Approaching
280
Remembering Anticipating or Just Being Creative?
281
Remembrance
291
Reproducing
292
RiddleDimpled Whackee
293
Rivers of Life
295
Roots and Branches
296
Rope in Space
297
Routines in Life
299
Rushed Along
300
Saving Face
301
Second Largest Lake in the World
302
Seeing Your Twin
303
Shame
305
Shape Retention
306
Shining Lights of the Community
307
SightTo See the Unseen
308
SignalsBeaming in One Direction
309
Silent ObserverOur Best Friend
310
Simplistic and Simple
313
Sizes of Stuff
314
Slang Words
315
Smooth Earth
316
Somebody Lives Here
317
Specks that Matter
318
Spiraling into Infinity
319
Standard English
330
Stars in the Day Time?
332
Strange Arm
333
SunRotation
334
Tax on Nature
335
Teeth
336
The Word the
337
They almost Sound the Same
338
TimeKinds
339
Time Zones
340
Top of the World?
341
TornadoesStraw
342
Tricks
344
Unfulfilled Dreams
345
Urban Myths
346
Vacuum FluctuationsSomething Really Weird Is under My Bed and its Real
347
Valuing Ourselves and Viewing Others
349
Vegetable Fruit
350
Wagon Trains
352
Water from Unexpected Places
353
Water Flowing Up over a Waterfall?
355
Waters of Lake Superior
356
Water to Drink
359
Weight of Our Values
360
Whose Voice is Heard?
361
X for a Kiss
362
About the Author
365
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Curtiss DeMars-Johnson has devoted his life to encouraging all of us to take imaginative and intellectual leaps beyond the routines preoccupying our lives and to accept the challenge of discovering vastly richer ways of using our gifts. He has been a public school teacher and parish minister, and is now dedicated to writing, teaching, group facilitation, and organizational development.

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