Monthly Archives: September 2007

Science FCAT prep soon to be just a click away

This news article announces that South Florida Science Museum has been awarded a grant to create science FCAT preparation materials available “anywhere, anytime.” The materials are to take advantage of the Internet and iPods. I had trouble finding any other … Continue reading

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Why, yes, I did gain some new information.

Part III of Daniel Jarvis’ series “Consider the evidence,” which takes on evolution and supports intelligent design, is up. My take on part one here and part two here. This article presents the “no new information” argument against evolution. Simply put, … Continue reading

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“Important, but not for me”

A student says, “Science doesn’t matter unless you want to become a doctor or something like that.” That’s the brick wall educators are up against as they try to teach math and science. A report from Public Agenda details the … Continue reading

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Tornado in Eustis

It’s been a long night. I live in Eustis, Florida where a tornado blew through at about 11 p.m. Fortunately, our house was untouched. But right now there are news helicopters flying directly over my house as they shoot the … Continue reading

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Oh no! Yecke in the top three.

Your top three candidates for Florida Education Commissioner are: Joseph Marinelli, Eric Smith and Cheri Yecke. Here are some good points made by the Palm Beach Post: Pick an education leader who will break with Jeb Cheri Pierson Yecke is … Continue reading

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Waiting for the evidence

Daniel Jarvis’ second installment in his series of articles about evolution and intelligent design is just as disappointing as his first. What sticks most in my mind is that he entitles this series “Consider the evidence” and yet he hasn’t … Continue reading

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Education commissioner interviews

The finalists hoping to become Florida’s next education commissioner are being interviewed today. Story focusing on Gov. Crist’s role. Story focusing on candidate Jim Warford. Of 32 candidates who applied for Florida’s education commissioner, only 24 met the necessary criteria. … Continue reading

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Science Cafe and Flying Circus of Physics

The Brevard Zoo has a popular program called the Science Cafe, where an expert on a certain topic related to science gives a short talk, but then the rest of the event is devoted to a conversation with the audience. … Continue reading

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