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This guest blog post was shared by award winning STEM educator from Escanaba, Michigan, Matt Oney. We are proud to work with Matt on his mission to help his fellow teachers advance their lab knowledge and bring real-world skills and concepts to their students. Thanks...read more
My name is Christine Girtain and I teach a 3-year Authentic Science Research Course in 2 of the 3 public high schools in Toms River, New Jersey. The course is a dual credit course through SUNY Albany’s University in the High School Program. Students can earn up to 12...read more
Learn what to do with leftover GelCups and reagents, and your lab refrigerator could be as clean as this! For most of you, it is the home stretch– AP exams are done, finals are almost over, and it is time to clean up and reassess from another engaging year doing...read more
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This guest post comes from Carrie Fong, teacher at Rio Mesa High School in Oxnard, CA. DonorsChoose.org is a great organization to get materials. It is also very transparent and teachers do not do any of the purchasing or handling of money. UNLIKE gofundme.com or...read more
Guest Blogger Ellen Peterson, Technology/STEM Teacher at Smithfield Middle School, VA, is also a National Teacher Ambassador for DonorsChoose.org, and has successfully fulfilled her classroom needs using Donor's Choose. In addition to sharing some "Getting Started"...read more
Got 15 minutes? Want to introduce your students to mathematical modeling of biological processes? If they’ve studied PCR, they probably already know that the number of fragments increases exponentially with every cycle, and if they’re taking high school math courses,...read more
CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing is a revolution in the biotechnology that is allowing scientists to make targeted changes to the genetic makeup of living organisms. The medical possibilities and ethical questions raised by this technology are a great way to engage your...read more
For nearly four years, volunteers at the La Jolla/Riford Library have been offering hands-on science programs that are free and open to the public. Enthusiasm for using science to solve crimes makes forensics a consistently popular topic for our community science...read more
For fans of biotechnology and biomedical innovation, the 2018 Nobel Prize announcements have been especially exciting. The 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded to Frances H. Arnold, George P. Smith, and Sir Gregory P. Winter, pioneers of directed evolution...read more
June 30th, 2018, Charlotte, NC: A happy potluck birthday lunch. 100 guests invited to share a homemade dish to complement the only store bought item on the menu, the birthday cake. July 2nd 2018: Two days later, 40 guests are stricken with intense abdominal cramps,...read more
Bitter taste receptors help an iconic mammal survive on a toxic diet In your classroom, you may have tasted PTC paper while learning about genetics and evolution. PTC is a bitter compound that some people can taste, and some people cannot. The difference is linked to...read more
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