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Is the Hands-on Approach Really the Best Way to Learn Science?

Our focus at Steve Spangler Science is teaching hands-on science - don't read just about it in a text book, touch it, see it and live it. That's where discoveries are made and real learning begins. Some are challenging that focus on teaching…

Stop Squeezing My Science

When I asked elementary teachers what would be the best way to teach science, the teachers responded with a no-nonsense approach. "Give us easy science activities that help our students build critical thinking skills... to use the scientific…

Crazy about Science: Missouri Teachers Take Over Tan-Tar-A Resort

By 10:30 AM on Friday, March 10th, the place was out of control. Roughly 600 early childhood teachers who attended my featured session - How to Keep Your Children Excited about Science - were smacking each other with giant 8 foot long balloons…

No Need to Hire Americans - A Wake-up Call to all Parents

Thomas Friedman, author of The World is Flat, recently interviewed Craig Barrett, the chief executive of Intel, which has invested millions of dollars in trying to improve the way science is taught in U.S. schools. In today's flat world, Mr.…