Science Competition for Forward Thinkers

Ten thousand dollars and a free vacation. Not to mention the honor and glory that comes from winning a science competition. Are you in? Each year the Exploravision science competition is sponsored by Toshiba and the National Science Teachers Association Continue reading Science Competition for Forward Thinkers

AP Biology: Some historical context for genetics

The one big problem with AP biology (although it’s getting better) is that it often discourages critical thinking. The problem is information overload. I think I have the solution. Schema. There’s a concept that your brain develops an “outline” for Continue reading AP Biology: Some historical context for genetics

Science Competitions are the Gateway to Professional Success

Few students take advantage of this. Science competitions offer a huge head start to anyone who enters them. Today, Obama hosted a celebration at the White House for the students who won various science competitions sponsored by the National Science Continue reading Science Competitions are the Gateway to Professional Success

New Science Standards: Spot the patterns!

The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) Are Coming Soon. But the story started long ago… Ideas that form the Next Generation Science Standards have been around for centuries. In the 1940s a biochemist named Erwin Chargaff analyzed the DNA of Continue reading New Science Standards: Spot the patterns!