Ron Haskins began the new year on a positive note. The co-director of the Center on Children and Families at the Brookings Institution, Haskins reports that “a growing body of evidence shows that a few model social programs” work, and that “the Obama administration, building on work by the Bush administration, has insisted that money for evidence-based initiatives go primarily to programs with rigorous evidence of success as measured by scientifically designed evaluation.” 170 more words
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We typically need manipulative experiments to truly know how a biological system works.
Nevertheless, on most days, I feel that the subculture of ecology suffers from a fetish for manipulative experiments. 910 more words
The Virtual Ecologist method is a form of stochastic simulation where the process of collecting, analyzing, and interpreting data are simulated. This post is the second module of the Virtual Ecologist blog series. 2,067 more words
Science 9 – Today in science 9 the students extracted DNA from strawberries. The lab is fairly straight forward and is well known in education. With not too much prep, the students are actually extracting DNA – every time I think about this, it blows my mind! 145 more words