Tag Archives | Math and Science

An open letter to the first daughters

Dear Sasha and Malia, You probably don’t spend much time in the East Room of your house, but on Wednesday your dad invited more than 100 of the country’s top teachers there to announce his new “Educate to Innovate” campaign.  After handing out some awards, he joked about putting his guests to work: “As I […]

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National Mole Day

It’s National Mole Day on October 23 (and no, we’re talking about beauty marks on your skin or those little furry creatures with funky paws.) National Mole Day celebrates the mole the Italian scientist Amedeo Avogadro coined in 1811. The mole, sometimes called Avogadro’s Number, is a unit of measurement used in chemistry. And, since […]

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Noah (Age 10) watches shuttle Atlantis launch

At 11 AM on May 11th, my Grandpa and I pulled up to a parking lot in Florida to watch the space shuttle Atlantis lift off from Kennedy Space Center. It was not too cool on this 95 degree day! There were other people gathered there, and we all shared our binoculars and camera equipment and ice from our coolers while we waited. It was a very interesting group and people were definitely excited!

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