Internet addiction and our children

Many kids spend hours and hours long chatting on the net. Which is fine, but not if it interferes with other aspects of their lives. It's not surprising that Internet addiction would become a problem with the younger generation, since they're…
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Amgen Award 2005 - Amazing Science Teachers Share Their Secrets

We all have attended our share of awards banquets and recognition dinners, but tonight's celebration was like none I have ever attended. Tonight I received the honor of getting to speak to the 2005 Colorado recipients of the Amgen Award for…

Flying Potatoes at the Michigan Early Childhood Conference

I had the wonderful pleasure of presenting the keynote address at the Michigan Association for the Education of Young Children (MIAEYC) 2005 conference. This presentation was, however, a little more challenging than most because of what DID…

Teachers Advocate Stealing?

I just returned from the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) convention in Dallas and the experience was fantastic. The convention organizers knocked everyone's socks off with a first rate conference. But there was one little probelm.…

Great Workshop at NSTA 2005

What do you get when you cram 83 teachers into a small room with an endless supply of kitchen chemistry ingredients? You get an outstanding teacher workshop at the NSTA 2005 convention in Dallas. Kathy Denman, Mary Pat Weingardt, and John Walsh…

10,315 Missing Teachers

If your child's science teacher is not at school today, I'll put 10 to 1 odds that you'll find the teacher in Dallas, Texas. Why? It's the gathering place for close to 25,000 of the best science teachers in the world! Dallas is host to the National…

How would you like $10,000?

Amgen, the world's largest biotechnology company, has opened nominations for the 2005 Amgen Award for Science Teaching Excellence. Amgen realizes the critical role teachers play in motivating students to explore science and pursue science-related…
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Exploding Pumpkins

Television viewers in Denver woke up to the sounds of exploding pumpkins. It was actually a new version of my self-carving pumpkin trick for Halloween. Editor's Note: This experiment was presented in this forum for educational purposes…

Insta-Snow Gets Teacher Out of Speeding Ticket

We received the following email from a teacher who attended one of our hands-on science professional development workshops for teachers. Believe it or not, she amazed a police officer with a science experiment using Insta-Snow Powder and got…