7 Science Facts #NSTA Learned on Twitter This Week

Twitter is a treasure trove for news. These tweets caught our eye at NSTA recently, and they could surely be useful conversation starters in the classroom. Read on, and share the stories that caught your eye this week!

1. Kids love chasing fireflies, and scientists have been chasing the secret to how they glow for 60 years.

2. Ice cream dates back to biblical times!

3. Returning humans to the moon could cost 90% less than expected, bringing estimated costs down to $10 billion.

4. CRISPR. All the cool kids are talking about it, and here’s why:

5. A major earthquake will cause plenty of destruction along the West Coast, but it won’t look like it does in the movies.

6. Restless, wandering minds are capable of enormous creativity.

7. Astronaut Scott Kelly is craving a Philly cheese steak. (Isn’t everyone?)

 The mission of NSTA is to promote excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning for all. Follow @NSTA on Twitter to see more stories like these and get the science education resources you need.

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