Scientists seek to answer questions that nobody knows the answer to. Often, science classrooms solely focus on the information scientists have previously obtained at the expense of teaching students how to use the scientific process. My goal is to introduce students to this process by sharing with them the challenges and rewards of my research. I hope these activities allow students to see science in a new way. Pictured here are some hatchling Red Eared Sliders produced by fertile turtles!.
Monday, February 6, 2012
State of the Union
Every year the President addresses Congress and the people of the USA in the State of the Union Address. Last week we talked about sources of electricity and dependence on Fossil Fuels, so I thought it would be fitting to show the students what our President's energy plan was. President's Obama's message was essentially that we want to increase domestic energy production of both fossil and renewable sources. He suggested ending subsidies for oil, and putting that towards other sources. Students were asked to critically think about President Obama's statement on energy, and write answers to several questions related to the topic.