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Fun Fact Friday: Hit By A Meteorite

Fun Fact Friday: Hit By A Meteorite

Did you know that there is only one confirmed case of an American being hit by a meteorite? It’s true! Back in 1954, 34-year-old Ann Hodges of Sylacauga, Alabama was taking an early afternoon nap on her couch. Out of nowhere, a meteorite crashed through her roof, bounced off a console radio, and struck her

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New Science Standards Open Doors for Real World Learning

Posted on behalf of James Brown, Executive Director STEM Education Coalition. In today’s economy, strong STEM skills – science, technology, engineering, and math – are a central element of a well-rounded education and every student needs to have a strong foundation in these subjects in order to land and succeed in virtually any job – from the

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What are the Next Generation Science Standards?

Over the past several years, I’ve had the opportunity to be a part of a lot of conversations surrounding the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).  Recently these conversations are growing in sophistication to much deeper and meaningful discussion about what the standards are and their impacts on teaching and learning.  The primary focus has been

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Fun Fact Friday: One Adorable Octopus

(Photo: MONTEREY BAY AQUARIUM RESEARCH INSTITUTE) Did you know that scientists have recently discovered what they believe to be a new species of octopus, and it’s so cute that they’re seriously considering naming it Opisthoteuthis Adorabilis? It’s true! This adorable little lady, whose webbed tentacles make it appear almost as if she’s wearing a skirt,

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Fun Fact Friday: Random Fun Fact Roundup!

While writing Fun Fact Friday, I encounter lots of fun facts that are interesting, but don’t necessarily require an entire article. With that in mind, here are more random, interesting, strange, and fun facts I’ve collected! Alien hand syndrome (AHS) is a rare neurological disorder that causes hand movement without the person being aware of

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