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May 2012 Solar Eclipse

May 23, 2012

Image of the Week: Solar Eclipse Dazzles

This past Sunday, observers in and parts of Southeast Asia and North America witnessed an annular solar eclipse–an arrangement in which the moon shades out most but not all of the sun, leaving a bright ring...

May 16, 2012

Video: Virtual Tour of Vesta Asteroid with Data from NASA’s Dawn Spacecraft

Call it a giant asteroid. Call is a planetoid. Scientists call it Vesta–a 300 mile wide celestial body in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter that, in some ways, bares a striking resemblance to a...

Science Students in Lab

May 11, 2012

Next Generation Science Standards Open for Public Comment through June 1

Today, a draft of the Next Generation Science Standards was released for a three-week public comment period. The new Standards are based on the National Research Council’s (NRC) Framework for K–12 Science Education and are the...

Apple for the Teacher

May 7, 2012

Has a teacher changed your life? Say ‘thank you’ during Teacher Appreciation Week

William Butler Yeats, winner of the Nobel prize for literature, once said that “Education is not filling a pail, but lighting a fire.” Learning from a teacher who approaches education this way truly is a gift...

National Poetry Month Logo

April 30, 2012

3 Simple Steps to Celebrate STEM and National Poetry Month

Today marks the last day of National Poetry Month (NPM) 2012. Each spring since it was created by the American Academy of Poets in 1996, NPM has offered an opportunity for people to “band together to...

Empty Classroom

April 27, 2012

We’re Back!

It’s been a few months since we last posted, but we’re excited to announce that we’re back!  And we have tons of new things in store. Behind the scenes, we’ve been working away on plans for...