– I’m not a big fan of essay contests. But when the prize is super cool, who wouldn’t want to get to writin’? 11 Palm Beach County students win chance to talk to astronauts on International Space Station
Eleven lucky students will gather this month at the South Florida Science Museum to speak, via amateur radio, to astronauts on the International Space Station as it passes overhead.
“the redesigned AP history and science courses eliminate the pressure on teachers and students to rush through course topics”
In physics courses, the additional time will be dedicated to the hands-on practice of the scientific method, as students design and conduct experiments and collect data to test their hypotheses and deepen their understanding.
Guided by National Research Council and National Science Foundation recommendations, the AP Program has spent several years collaborating with master AP teachers and eminent educators from colleges and universities to evaluate and revise the AP Physics B course. This collaboration has led to a decision to replace AP Physics B with two new courses, AP Physics 1: Algebra-based and AP Physics 2: Algebra-based.
With the prevalence of the acronym STEM in education parlance today, interest has grown in not just promoting the subjects of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics as separate entities, but in figuring out the ways they can intersect to enhance learning.
A recent project funded by the National Science Foundation took this issue to heart, by supporting the development of a math-infused science curriculum and then studying its effects on math learning.
Walton County high schools have started expanding their course offerings, but they aren’t hiring additional teachers to do it.
Instead school officials are using still-evolving technology to live-stream lessons between schools to meet continually rising educational demands despite ever-shrinking budgets.
Those supporting a “yes” vote on Amendment 8 say removing Blaine’s language will protect religious freedom and remove a sentence tainted by the politics and prejudices of the late 19th Century. Opponents call the measure an underhanded effort to expand school voucher programs and shift taxpayer funding from public to private schools.