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MCB Bids Farewell to the Summer 2015 Interns

This summer, the Division of Molecular and Cellular Biosciences had the pleasure of hosting three summer interns. These outstanding undergraduate students culled through proposals, awards and annual reports to identify trends related to informal science education, minority involvement in broader impacts, and the impact of statistical and quantitative analyses on MCB-funded projects. 375 more words


Getting Students Outside: Using Technology as a Way to Stimulate Engagement

Record: Boyce, C., Mishra, C., Halverson, K., & Thomas, A. (2014). Getting Students Outside: Using Technology as a Way to Stimulate Engagement. Journal Of Science Education & Technology, 23(6), 815-826. 610 more words

Classroom Environment

Creationism debate: Should we engage anti-science?

Roughly half the population of America does believe in some form of creationism or another. Half. Given that creationism is provably wrong, and science has enjoyed huge overwhelming success over the years, something is clearly broken in our country. 189 more words


Lights, Camera, Learning! Presentation and Notes from the 2013 AGU Fall Conference

A copy of my presentation – an overview of evaluation findings related to the use of video to enhance informal science educational programs and projects – can be downloaded at:  73 more words

Conferences & Presentations

Botany for All Ages: A Field-tested Guide for Educators

Botany for All Ages is a collection of sensory-based environmental education activities created by volunteers and educators at Garden in the Woods in Framingham, MA. This book was written for parents, classroom teachers and informal science educators. 263 more words

Teaching & Learning

Arduino activity

Last Saturday, we had a random session about Arduino.

Boys enjoyed building simple electric circuits, modify and testing code and had a lots of fun!

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Keep Plants Simple

Two weeks ago we considered how we can help children experience plants differently. This topic sparked a conversation about teaching ideas that ranged from how to see leaves differently to how to help kids relate to invisible processes. 690 more words

Teaching & Learning