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Science and the Media

Scientists Christian Tomasetti and Bert Vogelstein published an article in the journal Science, “Variation in cancer risk among tissues can be explained by the number of stem cell divisions” (Science, January 2, 2015, p 78). The discussion this article engendered provides an excellent teaching tool for teachers to showcase how scientific debate takes place among […]

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Assessment items

I’m interested in finding some science assessments to supplement the state tests at the high school level. I’m especially looking for ones that will help me understand students’ thinking. —Lisa, Fort Myers, Florida It would be very difficult to find an existing test that matches your curriculum exactly. Some textbooks have test-generators as an option, […]

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