Tag Archives: New Orleans

Science and engineering that helped win a war: Reflections on Veterans Day

Being part of a military family, Veterans Day holds special significance for me. Members of my family have served in the Coast Guard, Navy, and Army. Wherever I am on Veterans Day, I seek out a way to reflect on … Continue reading

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Off to the races with physics!

I enjoyed watching auto races as a child, so I decided to check out Norm Barstow’s session, Elastic Power: Wind Up Your Engines and Explore (a.k.a. “NASCAR in New Orleans”). Continue reading

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Fun and games with the carbon cycle

Demonstrating the carbon cycle was never so much fun as it was in Kristen Dotti’s session, Drop the Lecture and Let the Students Pick Up the Learning in Environmental Science. Continue reading

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Picture-perfect elementary STEM

This morning in New Orleans, as part of the Urban Science Education Leadership (USEL) session, presenters from the Baltimore City Public Schools described their district’s Elementary STEM Teacher Clinic and how it transformed the teachers who participated in it. Continue reading

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With STEM, almost everything is possible

In New Orleans, we heard from DARPA’s Geoffrey Ling about an amazing medical breakthrough. Continue reading

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Science Store snapshots

The NSTA Science Store at the conferences is a popular meeting spot where teachers can browse new teaching resources and NSTA gear while catching up with colleagues. A few of the popular books at the Store in New Orleans include … Continue reading

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The scoop on the Next Generation Science Standards

Stephen Pruitt enlightened conference attendees about the standards and asked them to lead the way for implementation in their states. Continue reading

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Morgan Fairchild on science ed and the economy

Who knew that actress Morgan Fairchild knew so much about science? “I was the original science nerd,” she told the audience during her keynote speech this morning. She said that when she first came to Hollywood, her first stop was not the beauty salon, but the La Brea tar pits. Continue reading

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Picture science and reading together

Emily Morgan and Karen Ansberry, authors of the popular Picture-Perfect Science Lessons Series, led a lively group of teachers in exploring classroom strategies and lessons that combine science with reading in the elementary grades. The Picture-Perfect Science Preconference Workshop at … Continue reading

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Educators share why they attended the conference

I’d like to share a few more comments from people who took the time to talk to me either after a session, in the exhibit hall, or on the bus. Thank you all for sharing your views on the benefits … Continue reading

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