Monthly Archives: September 2015

“Not Just a Theory” lesson makes the local TV news

The Heritage Middle School lesson about the scientific meaning of the word theory that stirred up a parent made the local TV news last night. WKMG Channel 6 has the story: Parents: Science lesson inappropriate A controversial class assignment has forced … Continue reading

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Update to “Not Just a Theory” in Volusia County

A letter was sent out from the principal of Heritage Middle School, Deltona, Florida, concerning an 8th grade science lesson I wrote about in a previous post. The letter was posted on the public Facebook page of the parent who … Continue reading

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A spark

An interesting situation is percolating in Volusia County. A mother of an 8th grade student recently found a science assignment in her son’s binder that upset her. The part that really stood out to her is: “Next time someone tries … Continue reading

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Problem with Florida textbook over climate change?

Steven Newton from the National Center for Science Education reports that there is a problem with a science textbook here in the Sunshine State. The issue? Climate change. Here’s the opening paragraphs from his story: Epic Climate Change Textbook Fail. … Continue reading

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