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President Obama… Please Let Me Help You Make Science Cool

President Barack Obama held a town hall meeting at Facebook headquarters on Wednesday… and his comment about making science cool caught my attention. “I’m frustrated by stories about how we can’t find enough engineers and computer programmers. That means our education system is not working. That’s why we are emphasizing math and science,” Obama said, […]

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The Anatomy of a Flood – The Science Behind Flooding

Were the deadly and destructive floods that devastated large sections of the Colorado Front Range last week the result of climate change? Some scientists say yes. As a landlocked state, Colorado usually only has a few flood threats – from springtime runoff from mountain snow melt or summer thunderstorms that can dump a lot of […]

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The Science Behind Hurricanes

Twenty-seven people have died and President Obama has declared New York a major disaster zone as the Superstorm Sandy continues to move across and devastate the Northeast. Sandy is one of the largest hurricanes to ever strike the United States. The storm covers an area of more an 1,000 miles. The storm has gone from […]

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Carnival of Education: 209th Edition!

Welcome to the 209th edition of the Carnival of Education! In a way, every good school is like a big Science Fair; in every room, and for each lesson, teachers have a lesson plan hypothesis – and often, more than one, on a daily basis. Each hypothesis is tested using a group of students variables, […]

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CPSIA Could Wage Severe Effects on Consumers, Retailers and the Economy

About a month ago I wrote about the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) and what it would mean for consumers in terms of new warning labels on websites and catalogs like SteveSpanglerScience.com . Along with these informative warning labels about choking hazards, balloons and small pieces, the CPSIA requires mandatory safety testing on all […]