Science Learning Tip: Use research articles to understand current events

I recently got an email asking for my support in a call to ban pesticides that are harming bees. This was a science learning opportunity. The email talked about a class of pesticides called neonics, reputed to be the cause Continue reading Science Learning Tip: Use research articles to understand current events

This is what AP biology classes are missing!

Today it hit me. The AP biology exam, among others, should ideally test a person’s knowledge and ability at a college level. So why not teach it like a college course? I just realized what is missing. Primary source materials. Continue reading This is what AP biology classes are missing!

Science Tutor Tips: How to learn science vocabulary

I want all my readers to succeed, to make brilliant scientific discoveries, and maybe even win a Nobel Prize or two. But first you have to pass tests like the CLEP and the AP Biology exam. And that requires that Continue reading Science Tutor Tips: How to learn science vocabulary

Science Tutor Secrets: How to memorize science vocabulary

This week’s science tutor video is all about how to memorize the Greek and Latin components of scientific words. There are a lot of reasons you should do this. First of all, you will understand how different bodies of knowledge Continue reading Science Tutor Secrets: How to memorize science vocabulary

Learning Science Starts at Home

This post is meant for parents, but if you’re a science student you might still benefit from reading it. Better yet, bring your science questions to the Science Learning Forum and get answers from your fellow students and our professional Continue reading Learning Science Starts at Home