Archives for February 12, 2010

Snow Day in the USA

According to one report, 49 of the 50 U.S. states reported snow on the ground today.

Map of the USA showing extent and range of snowfall

Only Hawaii had no snow. Here in the Atlanta area, the massive storm that left Dallas under nearly a foot of snow (a record), the snow started falling around 1 P.M., and had been reduced to flurries by 8:00 P.M. But with temperatures dropping into the low 20’s tonight, we expect icy roads tomorrow.  … Read more

New Generation of Science Standards: Look to an Earlier Report

In the previous post I talked about the announcement from the National Research Council (NRC) that they will spearhead an effort to develop a new generation of science standards.  One of the major influences on the new effort by the NRC will be a report it published in 2006, entitled Taking Science to School: Learning and Teaching Science in Grades K-8. The report was supported with grants from the National Academy of Sciences and the National Science Foundation.… Read more