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Insecti-Gadgets Part 2

The High Wire Heist The local vigilante known as “Bugman” teams up with a professor of entomology and biological engineering to create a dynamic duo stopping crime in its tracks with insect inspired gadgets. The following is a mission briefing as told by the professor to Bugman. Be warned, the professor is obsessed with insect […]

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I am a junior high science teacher with a passion for all things science. I am currently pursuing a master’s degree in science education. When I am not teaching young impressionable minds, I love spending time with my beautiful wife and sweet daughter. If I have spare time beyond that, I like reading books, playing […]

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Why “green tinted glasses?”

Your alarm goes off attempting to wake you from a deep slumber. You can hear the alarm, but your brain is trying to incorporate the monotonous beeping of the alarm into your dream while your conscience takes over urging you to awaken. Half asleep, you roll out of bed and walk to the bathroom to […]

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Minecraft Build Challenge: Photosynthesis and Respiration

I have found that Minecraft, as an educational tool, is very effective in helping students understand science concepts. When students are tasked with a “Minecraft Build Challenge” in my classroom, they are required to demonstrate modeling skills, solve problems, practice engineering principles, and have fun. Though the ‘fun’ part is what the students see first, […]

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Minecraft Build challenge: Change in species over time

I have found that Minecraft, as an educational tool, is very effective in helping students understand science concepts. When students are tasked with a “Minecraft Build Challenge” in my classroom, they are required to demonstrate modeling skills, solve problems, practice engineering principles, and have fun. Though the ‘fun’ part is what the students see first, […]

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Insecti-gadgets Part 1

A Hostage Situation in a Heavily Armored Car The local vigilante known as “Bugman” teams up with a professor of entomology and biological engineering to create a dynamic duo stopping crime in its tracks with insect inspired gadgets. The following is a mission briefing as told by the professor to Bugman. Be warned, the professor […]

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Cells are Cool! Gun Cells

As a seventh grade science teacher, one of my least favorite things to hear from students is, “why do I have to learn this?” Usually this phrase is said with a tone of voice that hints at boredom. One of the major units this phrase pops up most is ‘cells’. In biology, cells are the […]

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Natural History Museum of Video Game Characters Metroids Exhibit 2: Metroids A to Z

[Enjoy our exhibit background music courtesy of OC Remix! Song Title: “The Loneliest Bounty Hunter in the Universe” Remixer: Pyrus. Composers: Kenji Yamamoto and Minako Hamano. ] Missed the First Exhibit? Click on the link below to see our opening Metroid Exhibit! Metroids A to Z What started as a brilliant solution for an ancient […]

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Natural History Museum of Video Game Characters: Metroids Exhibit

welcome to the metroid larvae exhibit! The alien creature known as ‘Metroid’ has become an icon for all things horrifying and deadly. Reminiscent of something straight out of a horror film, these jellyfish-like aliens are far from cuddly. If you mistake their outstretched fangs for a warm hug, you’ll find yourself hopelessly trapped in their […]

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