For its fourth annual Flame Challenge, the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science is daring scientists to explain a particularly tricky subject.
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Following the release of new movie "Interstellar," Paramount Pictures has teamed up with Google Play for Education to create a set of free math, science, and arts and literature lesson plans based on the film.
April 03, 2014
Animal cameras have started soaring in popularity, but do they have any pedagogical value?
March 13, 2014
With many schools offering relatively little in the way of computer science course, a growing number of young students are turning to private coding programs.
March 11, 2014
Thousands of students and teachers took over George Washington University on Saturday to learn more about science, technology, engineering, and math.
February 18, 2014
The newest round of an annual contest dares scientists to explain a difficult concept to a young but discerning demographic.
February 09, 2014
The evolution debate between Bill Nye and Ken Ham could bring up some tricky questions for teachers about a bitter cultural division.
February 05, 2014
TV personality Bill Nye took on Creation Museum founder Ken Ham in a PowerPoint-heavy debate about a topic that still weighs heavily in American curricula.
January 07, 2014
John Cisna, a high school science teacher in Iowa, reportedly lost nearly 40 pounds in part by partaking of an calorie-limited McDonalds-only diet that he used as a class project on nutrition. But did he cross a line by involving his students in his weight loss expedition?
December 18, 2013
A new study by researchers at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics suggests tablet-computer simulation programs can significantly boost students' grasp of difficult scientific concepts.