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Alex... Astronomy and Music For $200

Someday you might be invited to compete on Jepoardy and you'll thank our trust blog contributors for this nerdy information. Did you know that a musician named Gustav Holst was so fascinated by astronomy that he wrote several pieces of classical…
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Teachers Appreciate Messy Gifts!

Teacher Appreciation Week is May 4 - 10, and the actual Teacher Appreciation DAY is May 6th! These dates are nearly upon us, and it's time to be thinking about what kind of appreciation you want to show your children's teachers. Let me give…
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Sign-up for the Experiment of the Week

Hey, you know, just because schools's almost out doesn't mean your kid's interest in science is over! The Experiment of the Week can keep the kids interested, motivated, and busy during the summer, too! More than a million television viewers…
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MENTOS World Record Video

Here's the video of the latest record. I didn't realize that the guys at Eepybird were involved. Hats off to Stephan and Fritz - nice job! Is there any other video floating around? Teachers have been doing this experiment for several years,…
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Cookie Magazine Loves Science

It's not the first time the editor of Cookie Magazine wanted to get their hands dirty. Over the past year, we've been honored to get requests from several of the magazine's editors wanting to find ways to make learning fun. You can see from…
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Burnout, Building Blocks, and Wings

Most teachers feel, at one point or another in their careers, the dreaded BURNOUT.You may not even know you’re suffering from burn-out until it’s too late, so it’s important to keep a close eye on your own attitude and health.Teachers…
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Science in Our Heads

Earth Day might be officially over, until next year, but that doesn’t mean we can forget any of the lessons we’ve learned about keeping our planet green, and recycling, and using earth-friendly products, etc. It seems as though styrofoam,…

Someone Broke Into the School Last Night…

... but nothing was stolen or broken or vandalized... unless you consider turning everything green an act of vandalism. It all makes sense when you remember the date - March 17th - St. Patrick's Day. That "someone" was either a Leprechaun or…

NEMOA 2008 - Who Sends All That Mail?

I'm in Boston having dinner at Fenway Park with some really amazing people. No, I didn't meet any sports stars or television celebrities - I met the people who are directly responsible for making all of those catalogs and coupons…

Smart Toys for 2007

It seems that "Top 10 Lists" and Cyber Shopping go hand in hand... and my inbox is stuffed this morning with questions from people wanting to know about my top picks for toys. I’m flattered by the inquiries, but at the same…