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Emelie Earns Extra Credit in Science With 100% Recycled Birdhouse!

Heather, who blogs at OhMy StinkinHeck, proudly tells the blogosphere about her daughter Emelie's efforts to earn some extra credit in science (with a great recycling twist). Emelie needed only 2 more points to have a 100% in science, and…

Young Rocket Scientists Inspired by Homer Hickam

Only a very cool teacher gives this kind of homework to her students... "Using only construction paper and tape, I want you to design a rocket." Lisa Heaton, the Gifted and Talented teacher showed her students a specially designed rocket launcher…

Students Learn Mom Was Right - Wash Your Hands

The students at Wilder Elementary in Littleton, Colorado proved that Mom is right, "Wash your hands with soap and warm water!"? The third grade class did an experiment using Petri dishes prepared with agar (a seaweed derivative). Agar is an…
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Mentos Geyser Hits the Classroom… But Some Teachers Don’t Get It

It has the potential of being the most popular science fair project of all time. The Mentos Geyser is definitely fun to watch, but some teachers are missing the opportunity to use the activity to teach science. Over the last few weeks, I've…