High Tech Planetarium Takes Us to the Stars

Oct 8 2015
Milham Planetarium at Williams College is an incredible high-tech resource for Western Mass. Astronomy students in the area always seem to want to open up the planets for the rest of us. All through the Fall they will host free shows for the general public. There is something scientifically hypnotic about a planet show, and [continue reading]

Connecting Math Education to Real Life Scenarios

Oct 29 2014
Have you ever thought to measure your family’s consumption of things not in pounds, gallons, or grams, but in terms of children, cats, or pebbles? Exploring statistics becomes more interesting when children learn how to be creative with not only the units used, but the topics that they research, as well. Drawing inspiration from the [continue reading]

Science Cafes Provide Unique Community-Based Learning Opportunity

Sep 8 2014
Scientific subjects need not be discussed exclusively in stuffy high school classrooms or college lecture halls… Science Cafes, a grassroots movement to open science to everyone and to bring presentations and engaging conversations into casual community settings, have come to the so-called knowledge corridor of Western MA! Cafes are facilitated by experts in their field, [continue reading]

STEMBite: Bite Sized Videos Supporting STEM Education

Jul 10 2013
Add some science to these hot summer days with STEMBite, a YouTube channel that offers snack-size videos focused on topics in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) and the things in our everyday lives that they are related to… [continue reading]

A Look at the Girl Scouts: Science Curriculum & Healthy Relationships

Nov 13 2012
The Girl Scouts: So Much More Than Cookies Have you checked out the Girl Scouts recently? What an impressive institution! They are celebrating their 100th anniversary and they are better than ever. You probably know that the Girl Scouts support growing girls by encouraging responsible citizenship, generosity, and camaraderie. You might not realize, though, that [continue reading]

6 Resources for Learning at Home During Frankenstorm While the Lights are On!

Oct 29 2012
Hurricane Sandy and Halloween Offer Learning Opportunities Online Hurricane Sandy might have schools closed while we await her arrival, but the learning can continue at home (so long as you have power!). Check out these online resources to brush up on math, chemistry, physiology, language arts and world & local history: MATH After you’ve battening [continue reading]

Three Programs Kids Can Use to Learn How to Create Video Games

Apr 16 2012
Kids Creating Video Games Many kids today are great at playing (consuming) video games but who will create the video games of tomorrow?  I think it’s fine for kids to play appropriate video games in moderation.  See Common Sense Media for reviews and ratings for video games.  However, many kids today only consume content.  What [continue reading]

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