On the East Coast, the sun is rising on day 21 of Blogger Challenge 2008. With only 10 days left in the drive, it seems like a good time to check how the ScienceBloggers with challenges are making out. Thus, I present the "Top Six" standings to date:
Size of average donation:
Discovering Biology in a Digital World ($470)
Terra Sigillata ($166.33)
Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted) ($125.70)
Good Math, Bad Math ($120.73)
Green Gabbro ($112.60)
I'm going to leave it as an exercise for the reader to spot the trends and form hypotheses about the possible causal mechanism behind them. (The number of donors per 10,000 visitors standings strike me as especially interesting.) In the meantime, you still have time to help other bloggers move into one of more "Top Six" -- just check out the proposals in their challenges, give what you can, and help some public school kids get the materials and experiences that will make learning come alive for them.