NEWS: Brain Freeze Explained

NEWS: Brain Freeze Explained

New research finally explains the sharp pain we get when we gulp down ice cream. We at the Science Muse think the explanation fits perfectly in biology classes – especially if you’re teaching your students about blood flow or the brain. Here is the recap from Discover...
Let students do the teaching

Let students do the teaching

It’s great when students can apply the skills and topics they learn in the classroom to community events, but sharing that knowledge to make a difference and raise awareness for environmental issues is fantastic. Check out this great example from students in Louisiana. Students at...
Earth Day Compost – Teacher Tip

Earth Day Compost – Teacher Tip

Compost Tea Middle School Submitted by Patricia Richard Locke Middle School, Billerica, MA Here’s a quick, hands-on project for your next Earth Day Celebration or Sustainability Fair. Have your students make compost tea, a nontoxic alternative to chemical-based plant food and...

Index Cards by Leslie Haines

As I scrambled around one morning trying to pull together the materials I needed for the next class, it occurred to me how lost I would be without index cards.  Ever try to do a “quick” activity that starts with “please write down…?” From the time you say “get out a sheet of...
Teaching Wind Power

Teaching Wind Power

We stumbled across this real-time wind map of the united States a few days ago on Twitter. The graphic attempts to showcase the power of this energy source and an inspiration to consider wind-powered resources in the future. How are you teaching your students about energy resources...