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Acids and Bases for All Ages

When I taught high school biology and chemistry, I noticed that when the subject of the pH scale was broached, there were generally two responses: one group of students knew that it simply existed and the other group had a slight knowledge of it that stopped at “acids at one end and bases on the other.” I also observed that many college prep biology and chemistry courses omitted it, leaving it to be covered in AP chemistry. 995 more words

Middle School Education

Exploring environmental science with children and teens, by Eileen G. Harrington

Recent studies show children are often disconnected from nature as more children live in an urban environment, and there is a lack of science education in schools. 117 more words

Science History Rap Battles

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Yesterday I posted a video made by one of my students about the sustainability of food resources because I thought it was a good example of what students can create when given creative latitude in the classroom. 94 more words

MYP Science

Science Through Music!

I discovered the Youtube wonder, Symphony of Science , at my second year of University during Maths class. Created by the persona behind melodysheep, the concept involves taking various talks and interviews by scientists, auto-tuning their voices, and creating background music in order to tell a particular story of science. 435 more words


It's the Trend, Stupid

Both NASA and NOAA report 2014 as the hottest year on record. Despite the new #1, neither the news itself nor the response to it has surprised me. 637 more words

Global Warming

hypergeometric reblogged this on Hypergeometric and commented:

The matter chronicled in Tamino's post is just more reason why the results of Fyfe, Gillet, and Zwiers at http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nclimate1972 which I wrote about at https://johncarlosbaez.wordpress.com/2014/05/29/warming-slowdown-2/ and https://johncarlosbaez.wordpress.com/2014/06/05/warming-slowdown-part-2/ look stranger and stranger. I increasingly think that the caution regarding ensembles exhibiting too little variance mentioned by Wilks, Toth, Zhug, Marchok, Palmer and others which I cited in https://johncarlosbaez.wordpress.com/2014/06/05/warming-slowdown-part-2/ was ignored in FGZ's work, and that's why their predictions are too tight.

Behind the Scenes at Bristol Museum: Gallery

Last week I was lucky enough to take a tour behind the scenes at the Bristol Museum and Art Gallery. Here is a collection of some of the fascinating things I saw. 438 more words


Pleasant SAARMSTE'15 in Maputo

The 23rd annual conference of the Southern African Association for Research in Mathematics, Science, and Technology Education, held in Maputo, Mozambique concluded last Friday, after some 200 presentations in 8 parallel session by academics from about 18 countries (mostly SACD region, some USA, UK, Norway, Japan, Turkey, and new Zealand). 954 more words