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March 24, 2015

White House Events Make a Point on Science Teaching

Educators often praise the power of modeling in teaching, as in life. We talk about role models for a reason. So consider this question: What would it mean for students if the President of the United States chose not to accept science?

February 05, 2015

Bringing Black History Month to STEM Classes

Black History Month gives science and math teachers an opportunity to focus on black STEM leaders who are often overlooked and underrecognized.

January 22, 2015

'State of STEM' Event Focuses on Women in Science

A group of high-profile scientists spoke with students at the State of STEM event, encouraging young women in particular to pursue STEM careers.

December 02, 2014

Alan Alda Wonders: Can You Explain Sleep to a 6th Grader?

For its fourth annual Flame Challenge, the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science is daring scientists to explain a particularly tricky subject.

November 12, 2014

'Interstellar' Lesson Plans Aim to Bring Science Fiction Into Classrooms

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

Baby Pandas Improve Every Classroom Lecture

Animal cameras have started soaring in popularity, but do they have any pedagogical value?

March 13, 2014

Should Schools Treat Coding as a 'Basic Literacy'?

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

Traveling STEM Fair Draws In Teachers and Students

Thousands of students and teachers took over George Washington University on Saturday to learn more about science, technology, engineering, and math.

February 18, 2014

Alan Alda Dares Scientists to Explain Colors to 5th Graders

The newest round of an annual contest dares scientists to explain a difficult concept to a young but discerning demographic.

February 09, 2014

So Your Students Have Asked You About Creationism ...

The evolution debate between Bill Nye and Ken Ham could bring up some tricky questions for teachers about a bitter cultural division.

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