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  • Eureka! Lab

    Teaching clean energy with the power of wind

    BOSTON – On a breezy Friday afternoon, some teachers at the annual National Science Teachers Association meeting found themselves sitting before a pile of what looked like junk. Each seat had a plastic bag containing a seemingly random assortment of items. A pie tin, a plastic cup, dowels of various sizes, a cork, string, index cards and pieces of foam. Though the venue was cool, large box fans...
    09:00 AM, April 16, 2014
  • Doing Science

    Social media recap: students coming to Intel ISEF

    SSP affiliated fairs have been naming their winners and we've been highlighting the finalists who will attend Intel ISEF on our Facebook page. Here is a recap of some recent stories. Ohio: Michael Litt earned a spot at Intel ISEF 2014 for his project, “Statistical Filter for Capturing Trends in Noisy Data."Virginia: Abigal Johnson won at the Shenandoah Valley Regional Science Fair, making her an...
    17:08 PM, April 15, 2014
  • Eureka! Lab

    Sending student science to space

    BOSTON   ̶   While some kids seem to be space-obsessed from birth, it can be hard to get others to show any interest in it. After all, how many will ever leave the surface of this planet? At this year’s National Science Teachers Association meeting, two educators described how they inspired an interest in out-of-this-world science via the Student Spaceflight Experiments Program. While their...
    13:31 PM, April 14, 2014
  • Eureka! Lab

    NOAA takes the Internet on a deep-sea tour

    The sea floor can sometimes seem like a fantastic alien landscape. Brain shaped coral, strangely-shaped animals and shipwrecks loom up out of the gloom. But in addition to its lovely, otherworldly quality, the sea offers a great opportunity to educate students about well-out-of-view habitats.Starting tomorrow, anyone with an Internet connection can get a free ticket to the bottom of the sea. The...
    15:31 PM, April 11, 2014
  • Eureka! Lab

    Brewing a cup of chemistry

    BOSTON   ̶  There are two ways to teach solubility. You can go through the textbook, run the equations and then have students apply those equations to daily situations. Or — better yet — you can have students discover solubility for themselves. All it takes is a cup of coffee.Andrew West and Aaron Sickel want to help students understand solubility using reverse engineering. West teaches science...
    17:27 PM, April 10, 2014
  • Eureka! Lab

    Students compete to stop cyber crime

    OXON HILL, Md. — In a large room in the Gaylord National Conference Center at the end of March, an epic battle took place. Teams of middle and high school students sat at computer banks around the room, speaking in whispers and staring intently at their screens. Once in a while a teen sprang into action, typing furiously. It may not be much of a spectator sport, but those students were fighting a...
    16:46 PM, April 9, 2014
  • When a species can’t stand the heat

    Earth’s warming threatens to tilt populations of an unusual reptile so dramatically that the species’ long-term survival could be put in peril. The change could leave the species, a survivor from the age of the dinosaurs, without enough females to avoid extinction.The tuatara (TOO ah TAAR ah) is about the size of a squirrel. A crest of floppy white spikes runs down its back. Although it resembles...
    07:52 AM, April 9, 2014 Animals, Weather & Climate
  • EXPLAINER: How invasive species ratted out the tuatara

    Today’s tuatara — a lizard-like reptile found only in New Zealand — face a major threat: the elimination of all females. Contributing to this threat is a climate that may be warming too fast for this species (Sphenodon punctatus) to adapt. But this is just the latest in a string of dangers the tuatara (TOO ah TAAR ah) have encountered. Indeed, their species has already survived an earlier risk of...
    07:51 AM, April 9, 2014 Animals, Ancient Times
  • Eureka! Lab

    A hand-held, crank operated chemistry set

    The next-generation chemistry set may look nothing like the one your parents used. It’s not a bunch of glassware or little bottles of chemicals. And hopefully there won’t be any explosions. Instead, it’s a small, hand-cranked machine that fits into the palm of your hand. It takes in bits of paper and serves as a platform for a safe, contained chemical reaction. This chemistry-kit-of-the-future...
    16:17 PM, April 8, 2014
  • Bruce Bower

    00:38 AM, November 5, 2013

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