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Aug. 02, 2013

Teaching Newton's Laws Through Rhyme

Science teacher Christopher Emdin knows how to get his students interested in science: Rap about it.

rap, gza, music, science education, teaching science, stem, christopher emdin, science genius

Sep. 25, 2009

Building Science Education

How can educators make science more relevant, interesting, and teachable in the classroom?

school, education, learning

Nov. 11, 2011

Rethinking How Kids Learn Science

How much science do kids learn outside the classroom?

education,. schools, learning, stem, teaching teachers, museums

Aug. 06, 2010

Danica McKellar, Girls, and Math

Actress and author Danica McKellar joins us to talk about getting young girls fired up about mathematics.

math, girls, danica mckellar, algebra

Nov. 09, 2007

Math and Science Education

Conventional wisdom says that U.S. students don't measure up well against students in many foreign countries when it comes to math and science skills. But is that really true?

education, math, mathematics, timss

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Michael Pollan Talks Plants and Food

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How Humpbacks Hunt With Bubbles

Humpback whales blow bubbles around schools of fish to concentrate them for easier capture. It's called a bubble net, says David Wiley, research coordinator for Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, and it's visible as a ring of bubbles at the surface. Now, with underwater digital tracking tags and custom visualization software, whale researchers can see what the whales are doing underwater when they're bubble-netting.

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