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  • Doing Science

    Big data: an essential tool in today’s classroom

    In today’s world, enormous quantities of data are being collected 24 hours a day, seven days a week. These large datasets are widely accessible and, if managed correctly, have the potential to revolutionize our knowledge of the world, from cancer research to climate change. The growing importance of big data and the ability to analyze it also have the potential to transform science classrooms...

    12:15 PM, October 20, 2017
  • Doing Science

    "Science is something you do"

    Classes like biology and chemistry are important, but “science is something you do,” said Judy Ward, a science teacher and STEM coordinator in the Richmond County School System in Augusta, GA. Judy knows that conducting research at the bench and being involved in the discovery process can change a student’s perspective and sustain a life-long interest in science.

    Over the past two years...

    08:00 AM, October 20, 2017
  • Doing Science

    Baking science in the classroom: Science News in High Schools offers teachers engaging lesson plans

    "After showing An Inconvenient Truth, I had my students read an article in Science News called 'Changing climate: 10 years after an Inconvenient Truth,'" said Donna Light, a science research teacher at Croton Harmon High School in Croton-on-Hudson, N.Y. "It offered an update, with graphs and more data. And it helped explore a disagreement brewing in the classroom with one student who...

    07:00 AM, October 19, 2017
  • Doing Science

    Schoolbound Scientists Bring STEM to Life

    “Scientists make great role models,” said Dr. Erika Ebbel Angle, CEO and co-founder of  Ixcela, a biotechnology company in Boston. “There is nothing better than a true role model—someone who has the experience and background to be able to speak about what it is like to be a scientist.”

    Participating in science fairs and the Society for Science & the Public’s 1999 Science Talent...

    16:29 PM, October 13, 2017
  • Doing Science

    Five pieces of advice for this year's Broadcom MASTERS finalists (from alumni who’ve been there)

    The nation’s 30 top middle school scientists will be heading to Washington, DC from October 20-24 to compete in the Broadcom MASTERS – the nation's most prestigious middle school STEM competition.

    Although these young scientists and engineers are working to solve our world’s biggest challenges, competing for more than $100,000 in awards is enough to make even the most talented student...

    09:00 AM, October 4, 2017
  • Doing Science

    Uber for science outreach: how this nonprofit is spreading STEM

    Getting more students interested in STEM is the first step to cultivating a lifelong love of science. Matt Schaff believes that science outreach is the key to engaging more students, and developed Sci-Inspire to simplify the process.  

    Students need role models to encourage them to pursue STEM. Via an online network, Sci-Inspire brings together college-aged science students and allows...

    14:18 PM, October 2, 2017
  • Doing Science

    Summertime and isotopes, mechanical engineering, bioinformatics, machine learning

    Summer is full of making new friends, staying up late, and doing science! That's what several Broadcom MASTERS 2016 finalists experienced this summer at STEM-themed camps and internships. These middle school students hiked in the Rocky Mountains, researched at university labs, created cellphone microscopes, and more. 

    Several Broadcom MASTERS 2016 finalists were awarded these summer...

    07:00 AM, September 22, 2017
  • Doing Science

    Meet the 2017 Broadcom MASTERS finalists

    Today, Broadcom Foundation and Society for Science & the Public announced that 30 of the nation's brightest middle school students have been named Broadcom MASTERS 2017 finalists. For the second year in a row, there are an equal number of male and female finalists, who will compete for more than $100,000 in awards. 

    Broadcom MASTERS (Math, Applied Science, Technology and Engineering...

    12:15 PM, September 20, 2017
  • Doing Science

    Growth Curve: Unraveling the mysteries behind why children do the things they do

    Why do children do the things they do? That’s something science journalist Laura Sanders explores in Growth Curve, which Science News introduced today as a redesigned, stand-alone blog that features the latest scientific discoveries related to parenting and child development.

    Through Growth Curve, parents will be able to cut through the inaccurate information and myths prevalent...

    09:43 AM, September 19, 2017
  • Doing Science

    Making science real for students with Science News in High Schools

    Like many science teachers, Natasha Schaefer doesn't like teaching out of a textbook. She knows her students will receive more valuable information with current scientific news. That's what makes Science News in High Schools so valuable to teachers like Natasha, a teacher at Woodcreek High School in Calfornia, and Chrissy O'Malley, a teacher at Carroll High School in Dayton, Ohio.

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    07:00 AM, September 18, 2017

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