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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,

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...

Map of the annular solar eclipse on Sunday, May 20, 2012.  Image courtesy of NASA

Astronomical Bummer: No Eclipse for Georgia on Sunday

Chrissy Warrilow - Thursday, May 17, 2012 - 11:21am

As mentioned in my previous post, Supermoon and Solar Eclipse, an annular solar eclipse will occur on Sunday, May 20, 2012. While that is certainly an exciting astronomical event, portions of the United States (...

Finding Your Roots airs Sundays on GPB

Economics of Genealogy

Heather Neal - Thursday, May 17, 2012 - 5:38am

Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. is an impressive historian. He has managed to make ancestry and genealogy mainstream, hip, and important with his previous two biographical PBS programs African American Lives and Faces of...

Grady High School's football team squares off against Blessed Trinity. (Photo: GPB)

Should "Tebow Laws" Pass In Georgia?

Chrissy Warrilow - Wednesday, May 16, 2012 - 1:58pm

While most students are closing their books and saying "goodbye" to school, those who study at home continue to learn throughout the summer. In addition to maintaining focus on algebra and social studies, they are also...

Kim Jeffcoat (left) and Susan Jacobs (right) "anchor" the ELA 1st Grade session.

Five Questions and Answers About Common Core GPS Training

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Wednesday, May 16, 2012 - 12:28pm

For the past five months, we partnered with the Department of Education to deliver training on the Common Core Georgia Performance Standards through a live stream and interactive chat. (You can watch all of the archived...


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