In a room filled with scientists, researchers and government officials, two seniors from City College High School, Nil Walker and Cameron Potts are answering questions about their summer research project. They explain how they collected and counted mosquito larvae, tested … Continued
Peter Senge details the difference between natural learning and the assembly-line training done at schools.
Senge advocates for reforms which would make student learning more self directed and collaborative.
Seeding Oysters (and hope) into the Baltimore Inner Harbor Click on the photo to watch the video.
Chorus for the Chesapeake Gov. O’Malley sings with students at the Green Schools Summit. Click on the photo to watch the video.
Gov. O’Malley asks students to remind adults to love our world. Click on the photo to watch the video.
Last night my 10 year old son ran a DNA test to identify a jewel thief, investigated enzymes in milk, and identified sickle cell anemia using electrophoresis. Students from all over Maryland are able to do these and other experiments … Continued
The printing press. Democracy. The internet. Citizen Science. Each of these educates, connects and empowers people. They are extensions of our hunger to learn, share information and create solutions. Opening science to more people creates a virtuous cycle that strengthens … Continued
What would happen if students examined their school, homes and habits in the same way that doctors examined a patient? Could they start to identify and change things in their school and home environments that hinder their health and learning? … Continued
During the recent Maryland Out of School Time conference I got a chance to observe lessons from a variety of after school programs. These programs involved the participants in genuine STEM inquiry in ways that are still rare in the … Continued