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Monthly Archives: August 2012

Arranging Classrooms Around the Blue Moon Phenomenon

On Friday, August 31, students and teachers alike should be encouraged to look in the sky and observe a rare phenomenon: the blue moon. As silly as it may seem, the blue moon is not, technically, blue. At least, not any more blue than the other moons. So what is the blue moon phenomenon? Turns […]

Room Dividers for Educating Teachers

For elementary and secondary teachers, the most pressing demand of a classroom design, including the placement of classroom furniture, is to manage behavior. Any obstructions or barriers between the teacher’s line of sight becomes a safety risk for the students, since it is the teacher who is responsible for them at all times. They say […]

More Science Will Emerge From Two Years of NASA Curiosity

As it turns out, the NASA space machine currently on the red planet Mars, called Curiosity, is not a complicated computer system like the ones we might find at a Best Buy down the street. In fact, the machine dates back to 2000 and has been used on several missions over the last twelve years. […]

Tropical Storm Isaac Spawns Science Discussions

With much of Tropical Storm Isaac now barreling through the Gulf of Mexico and into the Southern States, many young students, particularly those in Florida, are starting to ask some really good science questions. For example, one child in South Florida raised her 9 year old hand last Friday and asked, “Mrs. Gibbs, why do […]

Loss of Neil Armstrong Revitalizes Science Education

On Saturday, the world said goodbye to one of its greatest heroes of modern science. Neil Armstrong, the man whose famous line–one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind–made history on July 20, 1969 when he became the first man to walk on the moon. After his retirement from NASA, Armstrong went on […]

In the Blink of an Eye Wash Station

Every time we blink, we are lubricating one of the most sensitive and most used parts of the body, our eyes. In a single day, we may blink anywhere from 18,000 to 24,000 times. As it turns out, children and infants actually blink far less than their parents, sometimes ranging from 1 to 2 times […]

Conserve Water with a Gooseneck Faucet

Science education is all about observation. Some call it the WYSIWYG Theory, or What You See Is What You Get. So it goes with the science classroom itself, where students often look around at the various items in the room to see what kinds of tools the teacher might use. And often times, during the […]

Virco UGlide Accessories Help Stop the Wobbling

Almost everyone seems to have an instinctual response to desks and chairs that wobble. We don’t like them. And more importantly, if we’re in a learning environment, we find them to be a tremendous distraction. Many times, the cause of wobbling tables and chairs in a school is that they are dragged from one place […]

New Cafeteria Requirements Both Good, Bad

So you’ve talked to your children and your students about eating healthier. Eating more fruits. Eating more vegetables. Yet somewhere along the way, we end up giving them meals of convenience, suggesting that they eat their veggies, but giving up if they refuse. Well, somewhere along the way, school cafeterias caught onto the message, providing […]

Creating a Stellar “Welcome Back” Bulletin Board

The time has come! Teachers greeting students. Students walking halls. Classrooms getting dirty. Everything that educators spend the summer preparing is ready to go. No more preparations. No more waiting. Open the doors and let the new year begin. Many schools set up a bulletin board competition as a way to motivate teachers with incentives […]