Getting Involved

In continuation of yesterday's post about getting involved in inspiring the next generation, without further ado, I give you Mentoring: Intermediate Mode! Get Involved in Outreach Ok, so as much as you would really love to, you just don't have the time to be mentor. I get it - it is a huge commitment! That... Continue Reading →

National STEM Day

Happy (Belated) National Stem Day! Just recently we celebrated National STEM Day, where we celebrate the achievements of those in STEM fields (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). It is also the day where we renew our commitment to inspiring the next generation to follow in our footsteps. In my life, everyday is STEM Day! In... Continue Reading →

Scars

The past is recorded on our souls, Like scars in trees. Silent reminders of now gone screaming whirlwinds. You may not hear them anymore, but their presence is felt daily.   ~ Katie Dion

Back Yard Movers & Groovers

There is a myth in the education and STEM world that young children cannot learn higher order skills like data collection or animal classification. Many people say it is too much for them to grasp. In my experience, they absolutely can! Children in the 3 to 6 year old range are naturally extremely curious and... Continue Reading →

Life is Riotous

Life is riotous. It is a perpetual symphony, At times is a cacophony, At others, a harmony. Yet, like a butterfly who dances in the sunlight, dazzling and full of vitality, it is also fleeting. Blink and you may miss a lifetime. ~ Katie Dion Today is National Wildlife Day here in the U.S. It... Continue Reading →

The Boiling Hot Deep

Yes, I just used the term ‘boiling hot’ to describe the deep ocean. And no, it is not a typo. While the vast majority of the deep ocean is indeed very cold, that is not true for its entirety. Along major ocean basins lie long series of underwater mountains, or ridges. Along these ridges scientists... Continue Reading →

Liquid Earth

Simulated Sea Surface Rising As I discussed in my previous post, Teaching Tricky Topics, climate change can be a very tricky subject to teach. But rather than shy away from it, I recommend being strategic about it. By focusing only on the strictly scientific principles involved, using hands-on activities students can experience with their own... Continue Reading →

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