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December 05, 2012

Ind. Lawmaker Pushes for Teacher Truth-Telling Mandate

An Ind. state senator, frustrated by the failure of a bill he introduced to require schools to teach creationism, now has plans to push legislation promoting the lofty-sounding notion of "truth in education."

October 10, 2012

Florida School Goes Wild for Science

At Lighthouse Private Christian Academy in Gulf Breeze, Fla., which is located next to the town's zoo, the elementary and middle school students have the opportunity to engage with exotic animals in their science classroom once a week for a class period, reports the Pensacola News Journal.

October 09, 2012

Nobel Prize-Winning Scientist Written Off by Teachers

The British press has been having a good time noting that one of the recently named Nobel Prize winners in medicine, U.K. scientist Sir John Gurdon, wasn't exactly a student whom teachers expected great things from. In his office in Cambridge, Gurdon reportedly keeps an old evaluative report from hi...

September 25, 2012

Resource Watch: Virtual Field Trip to Mt. Kilimanjaro

Middle and high school science teachers might want to take note of a free virtual journey being offered to classrooms this week and next.

August 10, 2012

Are Science Teachers Spreading Invasive Species?

By guest blogger Ellen Wexler According to a new study that surveyed 2,000 teachers across the United States and Canada, one out of four science teachers who used lab animals in their classrooms released the organisms into local environments after they were done using them for instructional purpos...

August 02, 2012

Is Climate Change the Next Battleground for Science Teachers?

In an interview with the MinnPost, Dr. Eugenie Scott, executive director of the nonprofit advocacy group the National Center for Science Education, says that science teachers are increasingly coming under fire for teaching about climate change.

June 22, 2012

Frog Dissection Goes Virtual

In the Highlands County School District in Sebring, Fla., science teachers are voicing their opposition to the district's decision to eliminate hands-on-dissections in schools for next year, according to Highlands Today.

June 06, 2012

Weird Neuroscience: How Can It Be Curbed?

Concerned that the teaching profession is rife with misconceptions about the connections between brain research and learning, a number of scientists and academics are advocating increased formal training for K-12 educators in neuroscience, according to an Education Week story. Some of the ideas ment...

May 02, 2012

Resource Watch: Khan-esque Videos From MIT Students

Picking up on the Khan Academy meme, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has launched a program to encourage its students to create short instructional videos for K-12 students on science and engineering concepts, according to a release from MIT. The videos—of which there are already some...

November 01, 2011

Report: Calif. Schools Lack Time for Science

California schools feeling the accountability squeeze are spending less time teaching science, despite the fact that educators say they recognize the importance of science instruction, according to a new report.

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