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Fun Fact Friday: A Pretty Neat Trick

Fun Fact Friday: A Pretty Neat Trick

Did you know it’s possible to balance two forks and a quarter on the rim of a glass? It’s true! While this trick has been around since at least the ’80s, there’s never any shortage of folks who have never seen it before, so it’s a great way to surprise your friends! Simply take two

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Patti Duncan: 10 AWESOME STEM Lesson Ideas for NON-Science Classes

So what, you may ask, is all the fervor about. It’s Patti Duncan time and she’s doing what she does best: exciting students and teachers to learn and share, the DEN way. Her way. Just check out her photo. Dont you just love it. Her too. Educator, scientist, technology consultant, professional development trainer. STEM and

A goat's eye. (Jo Naylor/Wikimedia Commons)

Fun Fact Friday: Random Fun Facts!

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 some of the random fun facts I’ve collected! Goats’ eyes have horizontal and somewhat rectangular pupils. In Britain, they call underwear “pants” and they call pants “trousers”. Crickets’

Student in Chelsea Murray's class works on Moon and Tides Menu Project.

DEN STAR Offers Students a Unique Menu Project

Chelsea Murray, 8th grade science teacher at Baines Middle School in Missouri City, TX, and her colleague Stacy Vinson, have given their students a menu project – students choose which project they would like to complete in order to show their teacher what they have learned about the moon and tides. Murray believes that this