Ever since I was about eight years old I loved building things – bird houses, plastic model cars, mousetrap-type mazes, plastic model planes, and for my grade school hobby fair – a fort made from sharpened dowel rods for the walls with balsa wood houses assembled inside the walls. 459 more words
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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The long-simmering battle over teaching evolution in Texas boiled over at a late-night meeting, as the Board of Education extended preliminary approval of new science books for use in classrooms across the state but held up one biology text because of alleged factual errors. 531 more words
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) – The Texas Board of Education is refusing to approve a biology book that contains the theory of evolution.
The board gave preliminary approval to new science books for use in classrooms statewide late Thursday night, but says the book by Pearson, one of the nation’s largest publishers, needs to be checked by experts.
How Big Were Dinosaurs
written and illustrated by Lita Judge
Roaring Brook Press
Although we think of dinosaurs as immense, even on the cover author/illustrator Lita Judge makes it clear that some may have been immense but others were no bigger than a chicken. 239 more words