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Recycling in the STEM Classroom






Our oldest son will be a senior in high school next year. (Deep breath.) All Delaware public high school students must perform 60 hours of documented volunteer work for a non-profit group as a requirement for graduation. With a little nudging from me, our son chose Habitat for Humanity. New Castle County’s Habitat chapter runs […]

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Latest from NSTA’s online outposts






What’s New for May 17 on NSTA’s various online outposts Many of you are wanting to download the resources from the conference in Philadelphia. Here’s how. Highlights of stimulating conversations taking place right now on our listservs: Chemistry—STD simulations, designing lab space, and electrochemistry questions; Biology—more about Amish Friendship Bread and a Biologist’s Mother’s Day […]

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Thanks, materials from Mary C. McCurdy lecturer






What a marvelous conference! I’d like to thank the organizers for making everything go so smoothly. Great job! And I’d especially like to thank all those who attended the Mary C. McCurdy Lecture to hear me speak about science fiction and scientific literacy. Your enthusiasm and interest were outstanding. I’ve put resource materials, including my lecture notes, up at […]

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So how was the conference?











Read what your colleagues had to say.






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STEM ed … with whiz






Governor Edward G. Rendell of Pennsylvania addressed the “Science Matters” Town Hall Meeting in Philadelphia on Friday, March 19. In addition to describing the success of Pennsylvania’s STEM education programs and reeling off some facts and figures (e.g., Pennsylvania is the only state, according to Gov. Rendell, that has increased education spending during this recession), […]

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Thanks to the children who attended the conference






Thanks go to all the children who made it possible for their parents to attend the NSTA national conference by coming along with them! In addition to being a reminder of why we were there, these children often added to our experience by modeling activities in the presentations. This one even got his hands dirty helping Lisa […]

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More teacher talk






I didn’t get a chance to post on Saturday all the conversations with educators in Philadelphia, so I’m catching up a bit now. “I had my 37th first day of school in August,” says Pamela O’Halloran, a middle school science teacher from  Tulsa, Oklahoma.  O’Halloran says she been attending  NSTA conferences “for years and years and […]

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Looking forward






I’m at the 30th Street Station (with free wireless), waiting for the train to go home. Philadelphia is a great place for a conference, and I enjoyed reconnecting with people and making new friends and colleagues. I have a list of new technology resources to try out, ideas for professional development, additional content knowledge, new […]

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Sunday morning






Sunday morning is a tough time for a presenter. Early departures, church services, brunch dates, last minute sightseeing/souvenir gathering, or too much Saturday evening make it difficult for some to attend sessions at this time. But those die-hards who made it to the convention center this morning were treated to some excellent presentations. Cameras in […]

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A Philly farewell











Goodbye, Philly, and thanks for the memories!






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