Good People, Bad People

I met someone in Germany last week who had an interesting story to tell. You’ll hear many stories over in the East because it’s a place that’s seen a lot of upheaval in the recent past. But as with most things, it’s not easy to put them away into neat little boxes.

Science in the Classroom: Experiments versus Demonstrations

For years, the standard science class “experiment” was a papier mache volcano demonstrating the reaction that occurs when baking soda and vinegar are mixed together.  Recently, scientists and science teachers have been arguing for a movement away from that “experiment” and with good reason – it is not actually an experiment and there are much better […]