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Paul Devlin: Influencing A Generation Of Future Scientists

  When filmmaker Paul Devlin was invited to arctic Sweden with his brother, astrophysicist Mark  Devlin, Ph.D., he didn’t realize he’d get a documentary out of the process. Mark asked his brother to join him on the adventure of a … Continue reading

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Tell Me Something I Don’t Know – 2/14/14

For this weekly blog series, we’ll post random and fun things. No rhyme or reason except that perhaps, it will spur conversation and maybe some learning. Don’t underestimate the ability for seemingly small (and amusing) things to inspire, especially in … Continue reading

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Bearing the Bard: How to Make Let Kids Like Shakespeare

In the 2001 BBC short film Black Adder: Back and Forth a time-traveling Rowan Atkinson runs into none other than the famous William Shakespeare. After obtaining an autograph, Atkinson punches Shakespeare (played by Colin Firth) right in the kisser. “That … Continue reading

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Meteor Showers – The Teachable Moment

It is often difficult for parents to help their children with science education, in part because the idea of doing science with your child can be intimidating.  Parents often feel at sea when it comes to science lessons, and the … Continue reading

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Aiding Your Child’s Science Education

A good science education is not limited to the wall’s of your child’s school. There is a lot you can do as a parent to foster your child’s interest in science and encourage success in the classroom. Supportive parents are an essential component to successful students, especially when it comes to math and science. Continue reading

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Make Confusion Your Friend

Confusion is natural:  don’t fight it – use it. It is quite natural to be confused or feel awkward when dealing with a new concept or skill.  And it is quite natural to resent feeling confused.  But the bottom line is that confusion and awkwardness are natural.  And one of… Read More


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