Monthly Archives: May 2007

Solar powered kids need some gas!

Some high school kids in Miami need your help. They want to participate in the Dell-Winston School Solar Car Challenge, a 1,600-mile race from Texas to New York. They spent a lot of time and effort designing and building their … Continue reading

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Launching eggs wins out over graduation

I got a press release from Boynton Beach Community High School about a couple of students who decided that sending raw eggs sky high was more important than attending their own graduation. Here’s the press release: Two seniors from Boynton … Continue reading

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Weekend book festival to feature science

If you have kids and are in Marion County this weekend, stop by the Marion County Public Library. They’re hosting an annual book festival that features science as its theme. It looks like a lot of fun! “I make tea … Continue reading

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Not all animals eat out of a bowl

A biology teacher attracted some attention recently when he showed students a boa python eating a rabbit. Live. It seems that a video of the demonstration shot by a student was posted to YouTube and the video may have been … Continue reading

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Why are science FCAT scores low?

Low science FCAT scores (see previous post) were mentioned in many news stories yesterday and today, and a few even made that element the story’s hook. (“But scientists they are not.”) There is no in-depth analysis of the problem, though, that … Continue reading

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2007 science FCAT scores

Florida’s science FCAT scores were released today. For those who don’t know, the FCAT is the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test given annually to all Florida public school children in grades 3 through 11. The FCAT is supposed to measure what … Continue reading

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Florida teacher heading to Space Academy

Fourth-grade teacher at Laurel Oak Elementary School, Jodi Vidaurri, is heading to the Space Academy for Educators program in Huntsville, Ala., this summer. This story tells us why this “spacy” teacher deserves it. Vidaurri lobbied to have her new school, … Continue reading

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Dental Faith Healer

OK, I know this is not about science education, but I just couldn’t pass this up. I’ve heard of faith healers, of course. But I didn’t know they specialized. So, here we have a dental faith healer. He prays for … Continue reading

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