Category Archives: In the News

Lots of news

There’s all sorts of interesting news items related to science education lately! I’ll list them here by general topic … Instructional Materials Law From the Gainesville Sun Carl Ramey: State continues assault on public schools Equally problematic are the amendments … Continue reading

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Column in paper today

FCS’s Vice President Jonathan Smith had an article in the Lakeland Ledger today entitled The Self-Deception of Ignoring Science. Now is the time to take a long, hard look at ourselves and decide what we expect for our students our … Continue reading

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U.S. science education is stagnant

The Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study for 2007 was released. The bad news is that science achievement among U.S. fourth graders and eight graders was stagnate compared to 1995 results. Neither U.S. fourth- and eighth-graders showed any detectable … Continue reading

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Bats, gravity and plants

Seven Springs Elementary School students have been going batty lately. Did you know that there are more than 1,000 species of bats and that they live on every continent except for Antarctica? Or that bats are mammals that groom themselves … Continue reading

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Science news galore

There is all sorts of cool science news out there recently! Could we actually see wooly mammoths roaming the land in the future? In the New York Times: Regenerating a Mammoth for $10 Million. You can name the next Mars … Continue reading

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Bugs in Tampa

Bugs are going to be featured this weekend at Tampa’s Museum of Science and Industry. Harry, a 3-inch-tall praying mantis and the star of New Orleans’ newly opened Audubon Insectarium, is making a stop in Tampa this weekend as part … Continue reading

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2008 Outstanding Middle School Science Teacher

The Florida Association of Science Teachers recently announced that Largo Middle School (Pinellas County) teacher Leslie Pohley is the state‚Äôs 2008 Outstanding Middle School Science Teacher! Here’s her picture in the St. Petersburg Times back in December 2007. On a … Continue reading

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FCS in the New York Times

Florida Citizens for Science board member David Campbell has been working with New York Times reporter Amy Harmon on a story of hers for quite some time now. Finally, the fruit of the labor is out there for all to … Continue reading

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