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Put molecules together in a flask, and it can be hard to predict just what you're going to find.

Tech Thursday: Emergence - Finding the Unexpected

Ari Daniel Shapiro - Thursday, March 21, 2013 - 6:10am

In this post, guest blogger Ari Daniel Shapiro explores the concept of emergence which can be present in the highly technical and evolved and the ordinary. Imagine something you use everyday – like a metal fork. It is...

Inspire literacy in science while students learn about gravity and how objects move.

Inspiring Middle School Literacy

Heather Neal - Tuesday, March 19, 2013 - 7:03am

Anyone who has worked in Education for any length of time, volunteers at an afterschool program, or owns their own child knows that getting kids to read can be challenging. According to the National Center for...

ChewBots inventor Christopher Taylor with the winning trophy

InVenture Prize 2013 Winners

Heather Neal - Monday, March 18, 2013 - 8:06am

InVenture Prize 2013 brought a diverse group of 6 competitors who battled it out in front of a panel of judges and live audience. You can watch the show in its entirety by streaming it online at gpb.org/inventure....

Fannin County Students' Career Education Day at GPB

Heather Neal - Friday, March 15, 2013 - 12:24pm

GPB welcomed special guest visitors from Fannin Middle School recently. Students from the Careers connections classes (which I think were called “exploratory classes” when I was in school a few years ago) checked out...

Professor Sugata Mitra at a TED Talk in 2010.

Sugata Mitra on the Future of Learning

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Wednesday, March 13, 2013 - 6:11am

What is the future of learning? I remember pondering this question often as I plodded through my Master’s degree program in Curriculum and Instruction. I had no choice of course as the question was part of the very...

The Inventure Prize competition airs tonight at 7PM

Inventure Prize: A New Kind of Science Fair

Heather Neal - Wednesday, March 13, 2013 - 5:09am

Tonight is the night that the Inventure Prize winner will be chosen in a live competition show at Georgia Tech, broadcasted by GPB at 7PM. You can watch and encourage your students to watch online and join in the chat...

CDC Junior Disease Detective Camp

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Friday, March 8, 2013 - 5:55am

What are your students doing this summer? (Yes I realize we’re still in the throes of winter, but now is the time to make those summer plans.) What if your students could spend some summer days playing disease...

Tech Thursday: The Secret Lives of Scientists

Heather Neal - Thursday, March 7, 2013 - 4:47am

NOVA has a fascinating series that explores the real lives of real scientists, The Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers. In a set of three to five interviews with each scientist, you get a feel for what they do at...

Student Inventors Compete in The Inventure Prize 2013

Heather Neal - Wednesday, March 6, 2013 - 7:03am

This may be education at its finest. Students combine their cumulative knowledge, creativity, and passion for discovery to solve real, current problems. Created and organized by faculty of Georgia Tech, the objective...

Extreme Mammals Stalk the Fernbank Museum

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Tuesday, March 5, 2013 - 10:59am

Did you know that the Indricotherium at 15 feet tall is the largest land mammal that ever lived? Or did you realize that the Batodonoides, with an estimated body weight of 1.3 grams is the smallest? (It’s tiny enough to...

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