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Supermoon over Paris on May 5, 2012.  Photo: Flickr user VegaStar Carpentier.

Supermoon and Solar Eclipse

Chrissy Warrilow - Monday, May 7, 2012 - 11:33am

From May Day to Mothers Day to Memorial Day, there's already a lot of activity happening here on Earth within the month of May. Why not add a couple more astronomical dates as well? First up is the "supermoon" that is...

In Praise of the Greatest Profession: Teacher Appreciation Week May 7-11

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Monday, May 7, 2012 - 5:16am

Since this is Teacher’s Appreciation Week, I thought what better way to tip my hat off to members of the world’s greatest profession than posting this video of teacher-poet Taylor Mali performing his powerful piece “...

The entrance to the now closed SciTrek Museum. (Photo: Scott Ehardt, Wikipedia.org)

Summer Science Camps

Chrissy Warrilow - Friday, May 4, 2012 - 11:53am

I'll let you in on a secret..... I've always wanted to go to Summer Space Camp. I wanted to learn all about the rockets, bounce around in the underwater training tank, and stay in the "astronaut bunkers" (really, the...

Sign for Marist School's Organic Garden in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo: Marist School Organic Garden's Facebook page)

Farm to Table Movement Enters The Schools

Chrissy Warrilow - Friday, May 4, 2012 - 8:30am

As a high school student, I remember reading Diet For A New America and Fast Food Nation and feeling sick to my stomach, thinking of the atrocities I had ingested from a fast-food joint. Later, in my adult years, I...

TeachersPayTeachers is a online marketplace where educators can submit and buy lesson plans and materials from each other.

Should Teachers Make Money From Their Lesson Plans?

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Friday, May 4, 2012 - 6:50am

In 2011, Georgia kindergarten teacher Deanna Jump earned more than $400,000 - not from her day job but from lesson plans and resources she submitted to TeachersPayTeachers. It’s an online site founded by former New...

The Avengers vs. Sherlock Holmes: Who Are Your Favorite Superheroes?

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Thursday, May 3, 2012 - 4:44pm

This weekend is bliss for superhero lovers like myself. In movie theaters, the epic comic book action film, The Avengers arrives. On Sunday, May 6, the second season of Sherlock Holmes premieres on GPB at 10 p.m. I...

ORCA, the Oil Recovery and Capture Robot, built by the Kell Robotics Team.  (Photo: Popular Mechanics, Hearst Communications)

Kell HS Robotics Team Builds Whale of a Robot

Chrissy Warrilow - Thursday, May 3, 2012 - 12:02pm

Kell High School is well known for its athletics, especially since it is the alma mater to NFL Steeler Jonathan Dwyer. But Kell also has a whale of a robotics team, and their invention have been acclaimed all over the...

Northwest Georgia College and Career Academy host STEM Career Fair  http://www.nwgcca.com/

STEM Careers: Ask Your Questions NOW!

Heather Neal - Wednesday, May 2, 2012 - 6:01pm

This week, a team of GPB education and tech-oriented production folks are heading out to gather information from average Georgians. What is truly exciting (we all keep using that word, perhaps too much, but it is...

Where Would Our Children Be Without Spell Check?

Rachel Daniels - Wednesday, May 2, 2012 - 12:35pm

So, its obvious that technology is changing the world, as we know it, and most of it starts in the classrooms. However, do you feel as if all of this technology at such a young age is taking away the simple fundamentals...

America Revealed

Heather Neal - Wednesday, May 2, 2012 - 4:48am

America Revealed explores the hidden patterns and rhythms that make America work. In tonight’s episode at 10pm on GPB, host Yul Kwon visits the Savannah Port exploring innovations in manufacturing. Throughout the series...

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