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“What’s in a name? that which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet” – Juliet, from Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare I realized from the comments on my previous post and from Mike’s post that more explanations were in order. It seems we have two topics – why do…

If you’re in Seattle, Dr. Bruce Alberts will be talking tomorrow night (Jan 5th) at the Seattle Aquarium on science education and the role that scientists play. There are also some really interesting talks at a day-long workshop, Wednesday (Jan 6th) at the UW South Campus Center. The details and registration info are below: ~…

What do you call a biologist who uses bioinformatics tools to do research, but doesn’t program? You don’t know? Neither does anyone else.

How did it get between the windows? Maybe this is why the flight attendant kept asking us to close the shades.

This summer, I had the good fortune to attend three (or was it four?) conferences on science education. One of the most inspirational conferences was one on Vision and Change in Biology Education. This conference was co-sponsored by the National Science Foundation and the AAAS. It was a call to action for biology educators and…

One of my all time favorite books is South: The Last Antarctic Expedition of Shackleton and the Endurance (The Explorers Club Classic) . It’s an amazing adventure and an incredible story. It’s a comfort to know that any challenges I face will be easier than those conquered by Shackleton. Luckily, traveling to Antarctica these days…

My oldest daughter’s favorite sweatshirt is one from the Seattle Children’s Theatre Drama School, with the motto, “What’s your motivation?” I was reminded of motivation the other day, as I talked about projects with the DIY biology group. It’s pretty clear that you can’t pick a project without knowing whether you’re motivated by the discovery…

Brian Switek, from Laelaps, could probably tell you. And, if you vote for him in the 3rd Annual College Blogger Scholarship competition, he just might. He’ll tell you why should you vote for him, too, and I agree. And below the fold, is an inspirational cartoon.

Okay, watching some of the other movies makes me realize that I’ve been very negligent in not uploading ours. Without further ado, here it is.

Calling all scientists and science-fans: you can help with science education by letting students know you’re interested. How? Go and comment on classroom blogs and wikis. I’ve been gradually collecting some blogs from different classes and I’ve even had some brave volunteers offer theirs for review. So here goes: