Archives for June 2005

California Earthquakes and Science Teaching

I’ve only had a few direct experiences with an earthquake (one each in Oakland, CA, Seattle, WA, and Columbus, OH), and yet this past week, California citizens experienced 4 earthquakes that rattled a number of locations, and one of the earthquakes triggered a tsunami warning. A number of geologists were interviewed on national TV networks, […]

Putting Science Back into the Curriculum

The State of Alaska put a “bit of science” back into its state science curriculum standards. And what was that “bit”? Evolution! It turns out that the Anchorage School District made the proposal to change the life science standard to read: “…an understanding of how science explains changes in life forms over time, including genetics, […]