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Save Our Science: How to Inspire a New Generation of Scientists

The following excerpt from Save Our Science: How to Inspire a New Generation of Scientists (TED Books, 2013) by Ainissa Ramirez—a science evangelist, material scientist and one of Scientific American’s Google Science Fair judges—has been reproduced with permission from TED Books...

May 1, 2013 — Anna Kuchment
Adventurous Math For the Playground Set

Adventurous Math For the Playground Set

Guest post by math educators Maria Droujkova and Yelena McManaman, authors of the new family math book “Moebius Noodles: Adventurous Math for the Playground Crowd” Children dream big...

April 29, 2013 — Anna Kuchment

To Attract More Girls to STEM, Bring More Storytelling to Science

A student from High Technology High School in Lincroft, New Jersey CREDIT: Marissa Hazel Guest Post by Jonathan Olsen and Sarah Gross , teachers at High Technology High School in Lincroft, New Jersey Women and girls are historically underrepresented in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) fields and much has been written lately about why girls in school seem disinterested in these areas...

April 16, 2013 — Anna Kuchment

Top Universities Will Help Train STEM Teachers

A Preschooler touches a porcupine pufferfish that her science teacher brought in. Via mtsofan on Flickr. A group of Tier 1 research universities -- the Stanfords, Harvards and MITs of the world – will join the White House-led effort to train 100,000 new math and science teachers by the year 2022...

March 18, 2013 — Anna Kuchment

Students with Autism Gravitate Toward STEM Majors

Invited Guest Post by Marissa Fessenden (@marisfessenden) U.S. business and policy leaders have made it a priority to increase the number of students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering and math, collectively known as STEM...

February 1, 2013 — Anna Kuchment

Why America's Kids Need New Standards for Science Education

Image courtesy of Penn State and pennstatelive, via Flickr Earlier today, a group of scientists, educators and policymakers released the newest draft of the Next Generation Science Standards, which lay out ambitious expectations for what elementary, middle and high school students should learn at each grade level...

January 8, 2013 — Anna Kuchment

Kids' Science Books for Stormy Weather

Like many families in the path of superstorm Sandy, we’ve spent much of the last week indoors trying to stay sane. Fortunately, we live in a part of Brooklyn that was spared the worst storm damage, so I had the luxury of finally reading the children's science books that have been piling up on my desk at work...

November 3, 2012 — Anna Kuchment

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