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.
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.
Phil Handy An education advisor to Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign said last night that a Romney administration would not use federal funds to encourage states to adopt higher standards in math and science.President Barack Obama’s Race to the Top Program has offered grants to states that adopt certain reforms, including the Common Core State Standards in math and language arts.
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney staked out a softer position than usual last night on the role of the federal government in American life.
Guest post by Michael R. Duffey There is a wide variety of creative projects which can help introduce children to the world of microcontrollers.
Our pet Monarch caterpillar Two weeks ago, I set out in search of milkweed hoping to find an egg laid by a Monarch butterfly. With no previous egg-hunting experience, I was armed only with what I had read in the terrific book “My Monarch Journal” by Connie Muther and Anita Bibeau.
A Hickory Tussock Moth caterpillar (the black and white one) with a Banded Tussock Moth caterpillar above it. Last week, my parents’ yard in Western Massachusetts was overrun with fuzzy black and white creatures known as Hickory Tussock Moth caterpillars ( Lophocampa caryae ).
This year's Google Science Fair winner, Brittany Wenger, 17, from Sarasota, Florida, spent more than 600 hours coding a sophisticated computer program to help doctors detect breast cancer using a less invasive form of biopsy.
Finalists and winners of the 2012 Google Science Fair. Foreground: Vint Cerf and Shree Bose (2011 winner) An expectant crowd gathered last night inside an airplane hangar at a flight school in Palo Alto, California to hear the winners of the second annual Google Science Fair.
Titus Mandla Sithole This year, Scientific American funded the first Science in Action award, a $50,000 prize as part of the Google Science Fair. The prize also includes a year of mentoring to advance the work.
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