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Actively making a difference – 4th grade class goes off the grid

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After studying energy sources in their fourth grade classroom, Aaron Sebens — a teacher at Central Park School for Children — and his students decided to go off the grid. Or, at least part of the way off the grid. Using a Kickstarter fundraising campaign, they turned their idea to power their classroom with solar [...]

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10 Original Gifts for Science (and SciArt) Geeks


It’s time again for me to offer up a few quirky gift ideas for the science enthusiasts in your life. I guarantee these will be the most original gifts under the tree! And the best part? Many are under $50. Squee! 10. Periodic Table Cutting Board by Elysium Woodworks, $45 on 9. Embroidered Anatomy [...]

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Cartozia Tales: a Comic about Maps Made by Escaping Geography


Part of the purpose here on Symbiartic is to put forth ideas about how science communication can learn from art, the way art is increasingly informed by science. Cartozia Tales is a wonderful new example. Put simply, Cartozia Tales is a comic about the fantasy-land and map of Cartozia, and the adventures beings have there. [...]

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