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While you’re looking the other way, Trump is changing America for decades to come

The president’s incendiary tweets and the Russia scandal distract us from decisions that are reshaping the internet, the environment and democracy<p>Now twice as long, his tweets are half as good. The early-morning dispatches from the iPhone of Donald Trump, often sent while he lies in bed, propped up …

Donald Trump

Why You Should Take Your Kids To a Maker Faire

This past month — and for the fourth year in a row — I visited California’s San Mateo County Event Center for the granddaddy of Maker Faire events, a …

America's 5 Best Waterfall Hikes

Would you like a waterfall with that hike? If the answer is, <i>“yes, please!”</i> you’ll definitely want to read on and discover more about the best, …

The 46 Best Beach Towns in America

Every corner of the U.S. has a different vibe.<p>1 of 46<p>California: Carmel-by-the-Sea<p>Romantic homes are plentiful in California, thanks to the gorgeous …

New England

Stop Taking Grading Home

In January I wrote a blog post titled “New Year’s Resolution: I’m Moving ALL Assessment into the Classroom.” I’m here to update everyone. Since …

Teaching

Curiosity Rover Documentary Details Mars Robot's Science Discoveries

The journey of NASA's Mars Curiosity rover has been filled with close calls and amazing discoveries. Now, a new documentary chronicles the life (thus …

Mars Rover

12 structures to keep kids focused when using the internet in class

One of the most common problems teachers face when integrating technology is keeping kids focused and accountable. It can be really challenging to …

Should schools welcome cell phones in class?

New evidence suggests schools should stop fighting technological tide and find ways to incorporate cellphones into schools<p>Researchers and educators …

Teaching

Simple & Effective Speaking Rubric For Class Presentations

Talented student teacher Kevin Inlay created this simple and effective speaking rubric that we used with class presentations in our ELL World History …

Good Advice On “De-Escalating Power Struggles In The Classroom”

Power struggles in the classroom are bad news. And, to modify an old community organizing adage: “Sometimes the only worse thing than losing a power …

Teaching

Why Mars? Because It Will Change Our World For The Better

Imagine, if you will, a multinational crew busily preparing for launch on the first human mission to Mars. As the days tick by, round-the-clock coverage streams across cable networks, computer screens and millions of cell phones. By the time liftoff is at hand, a million and a half people have …

Stick Together a Durable Duct Tape Hammock

Waterproof, durable, and duct tape gorgeous, this hammock is, as always, 100 percent customizable — the combinations of colors and choice of sizes are endless. Your backyard guests will be impressed that the hammock you made yourself can hold up to everyday use.<p>All you need is a sturdy bamboo stake …

Camping

Travel the Solar System with New PBS Programs This Year

PBS plans to air at least three new space-related programs this year, the network announced yesterday (Jan. 22). The shows spotlight August's solar …

How Failed Planets May Have Shaped the Earth

Earth has some battle scars from back in the day. When the solar system was still young and wild, roughly 4 billion years ago, Earth, its Moon, and …

Comments vs Compliments – a mini lesson

Last week I had the pleasure of running a lab site in an Enumclaw 5th Grade class as part of my work with the district over the past couple of years. …

Teaching

Play-Doh & IB Theory Of Knowledge: Student Hand-Out & Videos

We just finished studying Art in my IB Theory of Knowledge classes and, as always, the last day was spent on a “Play-Doh Project.”<p>Here are the …

Teaching

This new Periodic Table shows the astounding origins of every atom in your body

In the first episode of his famous TV series about space, "Cosmos: A Personal Voyage," the late astronomer Carl Sagan wastes no time dramatically setting the stage.<p>"The surface of the Earth is the shore of the cosmic ocean," Sagan says. "Some part of our being knows this is where we came from. We …

A Break in the Search for the Origin of Complex Life

A group of newly discovered microbes, named after Norse gods, may belong to the lineage from which we evolved.<p>In Norse mythology, humans and our world were created by a pantheon of gods who lived in the realm of Asgard. As it turns out, these stories have a grain of truth to them.<p>Thanks to a team …

These DIY Science Experiments Will Teach You a Ton, with Explosive Results

Labracadabra, a series of science videos and experiments from the folks at GE, may be designed to get you interested in the work that the company …

Science

Six New Species Discovered Near Thermal Vents on Ocean Floor

The discovery of these new species may thwart deep-sea mining efforts in the area.<p>In 2011, a team of marine ecologists led by Jon Copley sent a remotely operated submarine nearly two miles underwater to observe a field of hydrothermal vents in the southwest Indian Ocean. Copley and his team …

Earth Science

Earth - The Earth does not just spin: it also shakes and wobbles

The Earth beneath our feet seems reassuringly solid and unchanging most of the time. But this is an illusion, born of our limited perspective.<p>Our planet rotates on its axis once every 23 hours, 56 minutes and 4 seconds. It also orbits the Sun, while our Solar System dashes around the centre of the …

Earth Science

Cute And Cuddly Felt Christmas Trees And Other Ornaments

Some projects are just too cute to ignore. I mean, how can you resist these cuddly little faces and these cute little Christmas trees with their tiny …

The demanding life of an ancient tribe, one of Indonesia’s last links to its early inhabitants

The older man wore just a loincloth, revealing taut muscles and leathery skin from decades of living deep in the rainforest. Like other members of …

Asia

Hoping for snow? Make a wintry scene with these snow globes.

<i>This story was first published in November 2016.</i><p>If you have visited a big city, you’ve probably seen local monuments transformed into little globes filled with shimmering snow. They’re fun to shake, and they make cute mementos.<p>But you might not realize that snow globes are easy and inexpensive to …

Crafting

Trump seems ready to fight the world on climate change. But he's likely to meet resistance

Donald Trumpis branded with all manner of unflattering labels, but one that hasn’t seemed to much bother him is “climate pariah.”<p>The president-elect is unabashed in his disdain for America’s global warming policy. He has placed a staunch climate-change doubter and antagonist of mainstream science …

What’s on the menu for war-ravaged Aleppo’s starving residents? Garbage and grass

OTTAWA — Garbage and grass are now on the menu for the starving residents of Syria’s besieged rebel-held city of Aleppo, says a senior official with …

Middle East

5 Cool Discoveries Made by the Mars Curiosity Rover

Five years ago, the Curiosity rover embarked on a journey to explore one of our closest planetary neighbors, Mars. The intrepid explorer blasted off …

How You Can Help Save The Bees -- Even In Winter

Bees are vital to food security. Let's give the critters a helping hand.<p>America’s bees haven’t had the best year.<p>Last month, seven species of Hawaiian bees were declared endangered in the United States — a first for the insect. There are fears that the rusty-patched bumble bee, endemic to North …

Insects

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