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Homeward bound

Dr. Christine Royce muses about “time travel” and her recent experiences at the Sino–US Science and Education Forum in Shanghai. Sunday, November 21, 2010 Well, it’s “Back to the Future.” Just as we had all come together in singles, forming … Continue reading

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Old and “old” in China

Dr. Christine Royce notes that there is old, and then there is old. And also “old.” China has all three, and the new as well, in a heady mix. Saturday, November 20, 2010 Today we spent the day being “tourists”—and … Continue reading

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Sticky rice vs. loose noodles

Dr. Christine Royce describes her visit to the ancient city of Zouzhuang as a member of the NSTA contingent at the Sino-US Science and Education Forum. Friday, November 19, 2010 “Be like sticky rice … not loose noodle.” You probably … Continue reading

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Students, lessons learned, and goals

Dr. Christine Royce reports on another busy day in Shanghai. Thursday, November 18, 2010 Today was the day for students, lessons, and—for me—personal goals. Now, this may sound like the students are those in the classes we teach or observed … Continue reading

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Science bridges many barriers

An update from Dr. Christine Royce, a member of the NSTA team at the Sino–US Science and Education Forum in Shanghai. Wednesday, November 17, 2010 Today in one sense was a long day—this was heard stated by many of the … Continue reading

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Sino-US forum gets underway

Dr. Christine Royce reports from the Sino–US Science and Education Forum in Shanghai. Tuesday, November 16, 2010 Where did Monday go … well, due to the time difference, the delegation didn’t actually arrive until Monday evening … so today was … Continue reading

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NSTA in Shanghai

Dr. Christine Royce, a member of the NSTA contingent at the Sino–US Science and Education Forum in Shanghai this week, has posted the following report. Dr. Royce is an Associate Professor of Education at Shippensburg State University and an NSTA … Continue reading

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Physics filtered through a three-year-old

“Whether we like it or not,” Christoph Niemann writes at the New York Times website, “human life is subject to the universal laws of physics.” He goes on to illustrate: My day, for example, starts with a demonstration of Newton’s … Continue reading

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President Obama invites you to the USA Science and Engineering Festival

The big event takes place on the National Mall and around the country this weekend. Here’s your personal invitation: [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PDxTw1sUKvk[/youtube] See you there! Be sure and stop by NSTA’s area (NM-1 booths 116-124, located near the Capitol reflecting pool and … Continue reading

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President Obama recognizes NSTA student competition winners

Middle school students Anika Patel and Angela Riggins, shown here, from Forest Ridge School in Bellevue, Washington, exhibited their 2010 first-place ExploraVision project titled Ecological Paper Printer and Ink Collection today at the White House during the White House Science … Continue reading

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