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Chemistry Cook-Off: Appreciate the Science Behind the Food

(0) Comments | Posted July 26, 2013 | 2:08 PM

By Tracy Schloemer
Chemistry teacher, STEM High and Academy, Highlands Ranch, CO.

When I told my future mother-in-law that I was going to teach high school chemistry, she reminded me with a twinkle in her eye that she had successfully lived...

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Five Reasons to Play With Food in the Science Classroom

(3) Comments | Posted June 25, 2013 | 3:05 PM

By Monica Sircar
AP Environmental Science teacher, Everest Public High School, Redwood City, California.

I am both a science teacher and a self-proclaimed food geek, and I enjoy integrating these two nerdy passions into my classroom. Luckily, opportunities abound. Food...

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Food for Thought: Student Perspectives on School Gardens

(4) Comments | Posted May 24, 2013 | 3:40 PM

2013-05-24-HelenSnodgrass.jpg By Helen Snodgrass
Biology teacher, YES Prep North Forest, Houston, Texas.

I had wanted to start a school garden ever since I started teaching at YES Prep North Forest in Houston, Texas, almost three years ago. The neighborhood around our school...

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Herb Gardening for Healthy Bodies & Planet

(0) Comments | Posted April 22, 2013 | 12:30 PM

By Kelsey Johnson
Physical and Environmental science teacher, George Washington High School, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

The green sprig sits atop the orange slice with your omelet. Do you eat it? Many people disregard the parsley that beautifies their home fries or the mint...

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Vermicomposting: "Lowly" Worms and School Lunch

(1) Comments | Posted April 10, 2013 | 1:32 PM

2013-04-09-NicholasWaters.jpg By Nicholas Waters
Biology teacher, Canyon Ridge High School, Twin Falls, Idaho.

I wear many hats: I'm a husband, father, 10th grade biology teacher, Knowles Science Teaching Foundation (KSTF) fellow, soil scientist, foodie, and a small-scale organic vegetable farmer. On any...

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Sustainability and Salad Greens: A Greenhouse Success Story, Part II (PHOTOS)

(0) Comments | Posted March 20, 2013 | 1:37 PM

2013-03-08-AnneWatson.jpgBy Anne Watson
Physics teacher, Montpelier High School.

I love that every day in the cafeteria I can get a salad grown right here, in Montpelier High School greenhouse. In Part II of our discussion, Tom Sabo and I talked about how our...

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Sustainability and Salad Greens: A Greenhouse Success Story

(4) Comments | Posted March 8, 2013 | 3:30 PM

2013-03-08-AnneWatson.jpgBy Anne Watson
Physics teacher, Montpelier High School.

As a physics teacher, I consider energy to be the most relevant topic in my curriculum. In 2005, when I was in my second year of teaching at Montpelier High School (MHS), a fellow science teacher...

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