Students in Maryland attended a crime scene camp last month, and from this we can see why juries have noticed a “CSI Effect” and why students learn by participating in activities that put information into a context of something that’s important to them.
Teachers in Freeport, Ill., joined others from across the state at the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago to build a talented robot. This robot could even pick up trash around a shipwreck in Lake Michigan. Great learning experience.
This year, the Perseids meteor shower should put on quite a show, peaking in the early morning Sunday but, unfortunately, after sunrise in the US. Viewing should be awesome on Saturday night, though, before the moon rises just after midnight.
Some of the first images are now available from Curiosity, the Mars largest and most advanced Mars rover ever sent into space, which landed successfully on a flat surface late in the evening on Aug. 5.
In Kansas, where the whole creationism-evolution debate for our public schools began more than a decade ago, candidates for seats on the State Board of Education are being questioned about their beliefs and how they feel about changing the state’s biology curriculum for the sixth time since 1997.
A new Advanced Placement course for biology, to be used on the 2012-2013 test, is being well received by science teachers.
The British medical journal Lancet has expunged from the published scientific record the landmark report that first linked autism to the measles, mumps, and rubella…
A massive 7.0-magnitude earthquake has struck the Caribbean nation of Haiti. Thousands are feared dead.
President Obama, in Copenhagen, called on the people of the world to get serious about climate change.
A state department of education, as a question on the public-release form of a statewide standardized test, released a question to the public in which…