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Grant Smith Wins 1st Place in Science Fair

It's great to get emails with this subject line... My science fair project placed 1st from an idea from your website! Grant Smith is a 4th grader at S&S Elementary in Sherman, Texas. The "S&S" two small towns, Southmayd and Sadler, are…
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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…

Coca-Cola Company is “Blase” About the Mentos Experiment

The recent article in the Wall Street Journal reported that the marketing gurus at the Coca-Cola Company are not all that excited about the pop culture phenomenon. "It's an entertaining phenomenon," said Coke spokeswoman Susan McDermott. "We…
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When the tie dyed lab coat comes out, it’s time for science

You're in for a treat today, because I'm posting my very first podcast interview. Listen in on my discussion with Julie Gintzler, kindergarten teacher extraordinaire and instructor at the Hands-on Science Boot Camp as she shares one of her…
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Active things parents can do to help kids learn science

It doesn't all rest in the hands of the teacher. If you are a parent there are some active things you can do to help your kids prepare for a lifetime of science or inquiry. Help by reinforcing what your teacher is doing in class. When your…

Science in a Microwave Oven

The words "science experiment" and "microwave oven" don't necessarily go hand in hand... unless you're trying to do something amazing. As I was preparing for my Monday morning science segment on [KUSA-TV 9NEWS], I remembered an experiment using…