Month: October 2014

BirdBrain + PBL = NGSS + Literacy

As a science teacher, both of these terms very intimidating. In the classroom, training these young scientists requires that they’re able to both read prior research in order to “stand on the shoulders of giants” and work collaboratively to solve problems. When I started BirdBrain, the first goal was to tackle literacy in the science […]

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The Scientist’s Guide to Surviving Halloween

If you or anyone you know see a ghostly apparition this haunted holiday, before you run screaming out of the room, consider the following scientific explanations! 1.  Infrasound Um, why is that beaker vibrating all by itself? Why do I keep seeing gray images slip just outside my vision? The answer may be more scientific […]

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