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Tech Thursday: Try Learnist, the Pinterest for Educators

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Thursday, May 24, 2012 - 4:46am

Starting today, I'm launching a regular blog feature: Tech Thursdays. Every Thursday morning I will profile a tech tool or site useful to educators. Learnist is a new site that piqued my attention because it's...

This is what the shredder from the movie "Battleship" looks like in fiction. Courtesy syfy.com

Cool Science: How the Parker Brothers Made a Real "Battleship" Shredder

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Wednesday, May 23, 2012 - 9:43am

How about this for a cool work assignment: create a real version of the metallic, menacing, wheel weapon known as the "shredder" from the movie “Battleship”? Marc Parker and Shanon Parker from Parker Brothers Concepts...

"Red Tails" the movie gave the Hollywood treatment to the Tuskegee airmen story.

Meet Two Real "Red Tails"

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Tuesday, May 22, 2012 - 11:22am

In time for Memorial Day, the movie “Red Tails” about the Tuskegee airmen was released on DVD. But years before the story was dramatized by Hollywood, two real Tuskegee airmen told us their real stories. It’s documented...

One of the viral images popping up on social media for the Pierce County Bears

My Home Team

Heather Neal - Tuesday, May 22, 2012 - 11:17am

As a teenager, I lived in Pierce County. That means that I went to the single high school in the county, which I didn’t think was unusual until I moved 5 hours away from home for college. Who knew a county could have...

Medal Quest

2012 Paralympics

Heather Neal - Tuesday, May 22, 2012 - 9:05am

Did you know that London is also hosting the 2012 Paralympics this summer? You can watch the U.S. Paralympic athletes as they train and compete with Medal Quest: American Athletes and The Paralympic Games online. More...

My goddaughter Machaela Goodbee shows off her honor roll certificate. Way to go Machaela!

Salute the Students

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Monday, May 21, 2012 - 2:27pm

It’s awards season in schools now. I got an invite to the awards reception at Luther Judson Price Middle School in Atlanta, Ga and I couldn’t be more proud. You see my goddaughter Machaela is a student there. She made...

Eruption from a Mentos dropped into Diet Coke.  (Photo: Michael Murphy, wikipedia.org)

Fun and Easy Summer Science Activities

Chrissy Warrilow - Friday, May 18, 2012 - 1:03pm

The lazy days of summer are around the corner, so I understand if young scientists aren't interested in conducting experiments, because experiments require thought and work, and the summer is time for fun and playtime...

Here’s How to Squeeze a Lesson Out of Facebook’s IPO

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Friday, May 18, 2012 - 8:02am

Your students may have hundreds of friends on Facebook including founder Mark Zuckerberg. But would they consider buying Facebook stock now that the company has issued an IPO? Do they even know what an IPO is? This...

It's time to splash around in the swimming pool! But wait - what's in the water? And no, I'm not talking about the floaty ring.

Science Friday Talks Swimming Pools - What's In The Water?

Chrissy Warrilow - Thursday, May 17, 2012 - 1:57pm

I'm the first to admit that I'm a "pool rat" - during my childhood summers, if I wasn't at the SciTrek Museum summer camps, then I was at the pool. I was on the swim and dive teams, and I was usually one of the last...

Georgia Students Make Finals of Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Thursday, May 17, 2012 - 11:34am

The Siemen’s We Can Change the World Challenge dares students in the K-12 grades to come up with ideas to solve environmental problems in their community. About 72 finalists are selected from the student teams that...

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