Monthly Archives: April 2007

World Class Standards: leaving the details for later?

This all just sounds silly. So some politicians want to revamp public school standards in Florida. OK. We want those standards to be top-notch so that we can compete with other nations. OK. We’ll leave the details to someone else … Continue reading

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Largest Shark that Ever Lived

It lurks in High Springs. At 60 feet long, 12 feet wide and 14 feet high, this model shark is the largest project ever for Archie’s Welding. The shark is destined for the “Megalodon: Largest Shark that Ever Lived” exhibit … Continue reading

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Money for me? Wouldn’t that be nice.

Seeing as how I am currently in college studying to become a science teacher, this news is very interesting. I wonder if its practical application will trickle down to me in any way. I’ll have to contact my college to … Continue reading

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Feelin’ free

Congratulations to Professor Hawking for riding the “vomit comet” and living to tell the tale. I know it had to be exciting for him, but I have no doubt there was some fear laced in there as well. However, some … Continue reading

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Dolphin tail, disappearing bees

Here’s a very interesting story about creating a prosthetic fin for a dolphin. The Clearwater Marine Aquarium unveiled a one-of-a-kind prosthetic fin Friday that could help the young dolphin Winter avoid developing a curvature of the spine which could put … Continue reading

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Research Experiences for Teachers (and students)

Congratulations to Lake Weir High School physics teacher Mark Johnson for being chosen to attend the prestigious National High Magnetic Field Laboratory program … for the third time. Way to go! Johnson was one of 17 teachers from around the … Continue reading

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The Great Moonbuggy Race

Florida Citizens for Science extends a hearty “good job” to the students and teachers of Williston High School who participated in the¬†14th annual Great Moonbuggy Race. I know that preparing for and traveling to the competition took a lot of … Continue reading

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Perspective on science fairs

I’ve posted here before about stories lamenting the decline in science fair participation. A retired professor has a different¬†perspective on what’s going on at science fairs and just how useful they are (or not). My experience has been that many … Continue reading

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