‘Tis the Season for Science

‘Tis the Season for Science

Why Should Jack Frost Get to Have all the Fun? Learn how to grow a snowflake with borax crystals! http://chemistry.about.com/cs/howtos/ht/boraxsnowflake.htm O Chemis-tree, O Chemis-tree… See how the Chemistry World is decking the halls this holiday...
Science Teacher Spotlight

Science Teacher Spotlight

High School Chemistry Teacher Terra King (center) with her Jr. High and High School Science teachers Leah Lee and Phyllis Ballard. “When I was in junior high and high school I thought they knew everything. Phyllis and Leah were my role models before I ever considered teaching. They are...
Care for Some…Grasshoppers?

Care for Some…Grasshoppers?

As our population increases, feeding everyone will become increasingly difficult too. Find out what some experts say people might start finding on their dinner plates soon! http://www.livescience.com/43901-eating-insects-bugs-entomophagy.html Clear the runway: spotlighting some beautiful...
Pointers from a Pro: a Teacher Shares his Tips for Using Twig and TigTag

Pointers from a Pro: a Teacher Shares his Tips for Using Twig and TigTag

We think Twig and TigTag are great, but why just take our word for it? Hear what National Board Certified Teacher Harvey Bagshaw has to say about this indispensable resource for your science classroom: The Twig and Tigtag online resources bring real-world experience right to your...
The Inside Scoop on Inquiry

The Inside Scoop on Inquiry

Research proves that inquiry-based learning results in improved student engagement, reflection, and application of scientific knowledge and process skills. But what exactly is inquiry, and how are teachers using it? Read the articles below to find out. What is...
Get Electrons and Students Excited During Chemistry Week!

Get Electrons and Students Excited During Chemistry Week!

It’s one of the best weeks of the year: chemistry week is here! Celebrate from October 19-25, and cook up some chemistry fun with these articles explaining the science behind your favorite sweets. We’ll even show you how to make them...