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February 05, 2014

Children's Favorite TV Science Teacher Bill Nye Debates Creationism

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

Did McDonald's-Eating Teacher's Class Project Go Too Far?

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

Study: iPads Help Students Grasp Challenging Science Concepts

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.

December 10, 2013

'Hour of Code' Aims to Get Students Programming

A new campaign for Computer Science Education Week is attempting to get 10 million K-12 students to spend an hour learning how to code.

September 09, 2013

Teachers Eye Possibilities With Google Glass

Teachers are already thinking of ways to use Google Glass--taking students on virtual field trips, training students with autism to recognize emotions, and more.

August 09, 2013

When Science Meets Hip-Hop

At last month's Science Genius B.A.T.T.L.E.S. (Bring Attention to Transforming Teaching, Learning and Engagement in Science) competition, young rappers from New York public schools showcased original hip-hop performances all centered on one theme: science.

April 22, 2013

Robot Competition Founder Named Nat. Teacher of the Year

The Council of Chief State School Officers today announced Jeff Charbonneau, a high school science teacher in Washington state, as the 2013 National Teacher of the Year.

April 18, 2013

Researcher: Math and Science Teachers Should Get Higher Pay

New research from the Brookings Institution provides empirical backing for the widely held notion that that math and science teachers can generally find higher paying jobs outside of education.

April 08, 2013

Taking Math Anxiety Out of Science

In a fascinating Wall Street Journal article—a must-read for science teachers—legendary Harvard biologist E.O. Wilson seeks to dispel the notion that students need to be advanced in mathematics to pursue scientific interests. "Many of the most successful scientists in the world today," he ...

April 01, 2013

A Month of Classroom Laughs

April Fools' Day kicks of National Humor Month, giving teachers the opportunity to incorporate jokes and laughter in their lesson plans this month.

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