Category Archives: classroom

Guest post from science teacher Robin Wooten

Robin Wooten, a science teacher at Holy Trinity Catholic School in Lenexa, Kansas, sent an interesting message to the NSTA “general science” email list this morning. At the end of the year, when I survey my students on what they … Continue reading

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Blabbing with KlabLab

Following a tip from the always-helpful Tom McFadden, I had a great call with Joe O’Loughlin of KlabLab this morning. KlabLab is a San Francisco Bay-area startup that supplements conventional classroom instruction with music and videos. KlabLab has only been … Continue reading

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SAS&M at CSUSM

On Friday, SAS&M network members and other art-science interdisciplinarians descended upon CSU-San Marcos for a one-day meeting hosted by Wendy Silk of UC-Davis and Merryl Goldberg of CSUSM. The format consisted of 20-minute talks intermixed with related but free-flowing conversations. … Continue reading

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Honors Program Convocation at UC-Davis

Terry Nathan is a UC-Davis professor of atmospheric science who also teaches an art/science fusion course on photography. At the UC-Davis Honors Program Convocation this past Saturday, a class of his students gave a presentation on the question of “Do … Continue reading

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Marching through the links

• Weather Song Tournament. If you thought that all the Weather Channel offered was forecasts, think again! • You may have 99 problems, but with Smart Songs, learning won’t be one (from boston.com). “Fans of rap and hip-hop have learned … Continue reading

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Makin’ Yak Tracks

Yesterday I had the pleasure of participating in the Yakima Science and Engineering Festival, co-sponsored by the University of Washington’s GEAR UP program and the UW Genome Sciences GEM (Genetics, the Environment, and Me) project. My role yesterday was to … Continue reading

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Linkin’ log (Presidents’ Day weekend edition)

• The Best Pop Science Song of All Time and Best Science Song of All Time, Verse 2 (from ScientificAmerican.com) “For reasons that are obscure to me, the article triggered a memory of the old Johnny Cash tune, Folsom Prison … Continue reading

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Links to Amygdaloids stuff and more

• Rappin’ the math at St. Francis MS. “With a glittery dollar sign flashing from the front of her baggy sweatshirt, Mary Jo Deschene, math teacher turned rapper for a day, begins to rap about fractions to the amusement of … Continue reading

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A blizzard of links

As Seattle digs its way out of a magnificent snowstorm, I’ve also been digging through emails and blog posts to compile these. • Hip-hop lesson plans teach Seattle students about social issues, arts – with playlist. Why not apply this … Continue reading

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Database article in BAMBED!

Last summer I decided that, after seven-plus years of working intermittently on the database, I should try to publish something about it in a peer-reviewed journal. Now I am pleased to report that the January/February 2012 issue of Biochemistry and … Continue reading

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