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Month: May 2017

What’s New(s): 5/14-5/28

What’s New(s): 5/14-5/28

PHEW! The school year is officially over and I finally have some time to dedicate to the blog. Seriously, this May was a doozy! I’ve only been off for 4 days, but I have already written curriculum for next year and revamped my class website. I am beyond excited for next year! Since I’ve been MIA for the past two weeks, I’m doubling up on my weekly news roundup – so here are the top 5 scientific news stories of…

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What’s New(s): 5/8 – 5/14

What’s New(s): 5/8 – 5/14

As the school year winds down, I am busier than ever! However, there’s always time for SCIENCE! This week was definitely one for the books! Here’s What’s New(s)! A Real Life “Dino Statue”: In the morning hours of May 12, 2017, Canada’s Royal Tyrrell Museum of Paleontology unveiled what is sure to be one for the books – an almost perfectly preserved fossil of a dinosaur. Now I’m not talking a nice fossil of a dinosaur skeleton, like we’re used to seeing…

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Renewable Energy in the Classroom: Engineering Solar Ovens

Renewable Energy in the Classroom: Engineering Solar Ovens

Renewable energy is the focus of the last quarter of my Environmental Science class. In this day and age, I believe this is the most important class a student can take. To be able to send kids out into the world with the knowledge they need to make a real difference is my main goal, and lord knows our environment needs conscious citizens now more than ever. As I and the students continue to get comfortable with the Next Generation…

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What’s New(s): 5/1 – 5/7

What’s New(s): 5/1 – 5/7

Another week, another batch of sweet science summaries! Here’s What’s New(s) in science! Nike Narrowly Misses the Mark: 63 years to the day after the first sub 4 minute mile was accomplished, runners Lelisa Desisa, Eliud Kipchoge, and Zersenay Tadese attempted to be the first to run a sub 2 hour marathon. Let’s just remember that a marathon is 26.2 MILES LONG. To finish that in less than 2 hours, a runner would have to keep up a mile pace of…

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